Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

 

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CliMar Productions & Richard Williamson, in association with Greenwich Theatre

                             Proudly Present The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Premiere of

 

                           THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff.

   Directed by Guy Retallack.




HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO IN THE NAME OF OBSESSION?


So many events have been called the ‘crime of the 20th century'. None however engaged  people across the globe like the case of the self-confessed Thrill Killers. As we pass the 90th anniversary of this horrendous crime, it still baffles the world why an innocent 14-year-old boy lost his life.


Chicago, 1924. Two wealthy college kids. One obsessed with crime, the other love. A contract signed in blood. They believed that they'd committed the perfect murder - or had they? Stephen Dolginoff’s chamber musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story examines the relationship between Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, both of whom appeared wealthy, normal and intelligent, training to become lawyers with comfortable lives ahead of them. Through a series of flashbacks we are taken on the young men’s journeys, one who believed he was above the law, obsessed by the philosophy of Nietzsche to the point where he believed he was a ‘Superman’ above the law, beyond good and evil. The other – a loner – becoming a willing accomplice, empowering Loeb in his misdemeanours, his reward, Richard’s time, attention and conditional love.



Thrill Me has been captivating audiences since 2003 and has a string of awards and nominations to its name, this production alone was awarded 8 nominations, including the whatsonstage award for “Best Off-West End Production”. The production also garnered wonderful reviews from both press and the public alike.




'There is no production more intelligent, atmospheric and haunting than this' ***** (Sunday Telegraph).


'Thrill Me is Thrilling Indeed - **** 'Critics' choice' (London Evening Standard).