About the Show/Event
Information for Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story at The Hope Theatre, Inner London (Musical). How far would you go in the name of obsession? The Lindbergh Kidnapping... The O.J. Simpson Case... The Great Train Robbery... so many crimes have been labelled the crime of the 20th Century. Not one however engaged the world as much as the case of Leopold and Loeb - self- confessed ‘Thrill Killers’. Stephen Dolginoff’s multi-award winning musical Thrill Me - The Leopold & Loeb Story - examines the relationship between Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb - both wealthy, normal and intelligent Chicago students, about to commence training to become lawyers. The show begins at Leopold’s 1958 parole board hearing. Through a series of flashbacks we are taken on a journey of two young men, one who believed he was above the law, obsessed and fuelled by the philosophy of Nietzsche to the point he believed he was a ‘Superman’ beyond good and evil. The other - a loner - became a willing accomplice, empowering Loeb in his misdemeanours. His reward - Richard’s time, attention and conditional love! Together, they both believed they had perpetrated the perfect crime, or was one more certain than the other?
Performers Bart Lambert (Nathan Leopold), Jack Reitman (Richard Loeb).
Book by Stephen Dolginoff. Music Stephen Dolginoff. Lyrics Stephen Dolginoff. Producer Benjamin Alborough. Director Matthew Parker. Musical Director Tim Shaw. Design Rachael Ryan. Lighting Chris McDonnell. Sound Simon Arrowsmith.