NEWS: Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Richard Williamson and CliMar Productions:
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Edinburgh Festival Fringe smash-hit sensation heads to Korea prior to a UK & Northern Ireland tour.

Chicago, 1924. A shocking true story of two aspiring who kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy in their desire to commit the perfect crime. An obsessive relationship which exploded into violence and, with the eyes of the world on their trial, they narrowly escaped the death penalty.

Electrifying winner of the prestigious Broadway Baby 'Bobby' award and nominated for numerous awards including 7 Off-West End Stage Awards and 'Best Off-West End Production' by, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story has been captivating audiences since 2003. These true events were the basis for Never the Sinner, Compulsion, Swoon and were the inspiration for Patrick Hamilton's Rope later made into the famous film thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.

Following sell-out performances in 2014, makes its return to the West End. Reuniting the creative team behind the smash hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe & London production, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story is produced by the original UK Producers CliMar Productions and Richard Williamson. After their phenomenal success in Edinburgh last year, the returning cast are Ellis Dackombe as Richard Loeb and Harry Downes as Nathan Leopold. Both Actors are recent graduates from Arts Ed and this marks their West End Debuts.

Director Guy Retallack's work includes The Secret Rapture (Lyric); Drowning On Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre); Liberty (Shakespeare's Globe and National Tour); Faster (Filter Theatre at the Lyric Hammersmith and 59E59 Street Theater New York) and Future Me (London season and two national tours). Musical Direction is by David Keefe, design by James Turner, lighting by Richard Williamson. Voice-overs by Les Dennis, Patricia Quinn and Lee Mead.

Following universal acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and with a host of 5-star reviews and substantial critical & audience praise, the smash hit musical heads to Korea prior to a UK & Northern Ireland tour.

Premiering at the Busan International Arts Centre (Korea) in May, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story plays dates in Theatre at the Mill, Waterside Theatre & Arts Centre, L'derry.

'There is no pr­­oduction currently running that is more intelligent, atmospheric and haunting than this… '★★★★★ Sunday Telegraph

'Go straight out and buy a ticket' ★★★★★ Gay Times

Nominated for "Best Off West End Production" 2011 WhatsOnStage Awards
★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ Fringe Review ★★★★ Attitude ★★★★ Fourthwall Magazine ★★★★ Exeunt Magazine

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