Turn the volume up. We've got TWO thrilling videos for Stephen Dolginoff's THRILL ME: The Leopold & Loeb Story, which returns to London this month after a major tour and international success. Watch the new show trailer plus an extract of Ellis Dackombe and Harry Downes' killer performances in Guy Retallack’s production...
Chicago, 1924. This is the shocking true story of two aspiring lawyers, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy in their desire to commit the perfect crime. The 'thrill killers' had an obsessive, sexual relationship that exploded into violence and, with the eyes of the world on their trial, they narrowly escaped the death penalty.
These true events were the basis for Never the Sinner, Compulsion, Swoon and were the inspiration for Patrick Hamilton's play Rope, which was later made into the famous film thriller by Alfred Hitchcock. This musical version of the crime - which has book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff - premiered Off-Broadway in 2003 and, to date has received over 150 productions in 16 countries and ten languages around the world.
THRILL ME had its UK premiere at London's Tristan Bates Theatre in 2011, later transferring to the Charing Cross Theatre. It was revived for a 2015 UK tour, followed by this production which was a hit at last year's Edinburgh Fringe and has this year and has just returned from a season in Korea. Recent Arts Ed graduates Ellis Dackombe and Harry Downes reprise their performances as murderers Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold. Guy Retallack once again directs.