Following a smash hit Edinburgh Fringe Festival run, Stephen Dolginoff’s award winning musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story comes to Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax on Saturday, June 6, at 7.30pm.
The shocking true story of two Chicago law students who kidnapped and murdered a 14 year old boy - Bobby Franks - in their desire to commit the perfect crime, Thrill Me – The Leopold & Loeb Story has been captivating audiences since 2003.
Receiving a Broadway Baby “Bobby” award for outstanding productions and nominated for numerous awards including ‘Best Off-West End Production’ by WhatsOnStage.com.
Set in Chicago, 1924, Thrill Me explores how two wealthy and intelligent college kids signed a contract in blood that would destroy three families.
Loeb – obsessed and fuelled by the philosophy of Nietzsche, feels he is a ‘Superman’ – beyond good and evil; and Leopold, a loner craving his partner’s time, attention and conditional love, becomes a willing accomplice.
Together they believe they have perpetrated the perfect crime – or have they?
The murder of Bobby Franks has been the inspiration for several works in film, theatre, and fiction, such as the 1929 play Rope by Patrick Hamilton, and Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of the play in the 1948 film of the same name. Later movies such as Compulsion and Swoon were also based on the crime.
Thrill Me reunites the creative team behind the hit London production, it will be directed by Guy Retallack, with musical direction by Tom Turner, design by James Turner and lighting by Richard Williamson.
For more information about this production and to book tickets, please visit www.squarechapel.co.uk or phone the Box Office on 01422 349422.
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story. Saturday June, 6 7.30pm.Tickets £13 (£11 concessions).