25-29 September, 2012 – Corpus Playroom, Cambridge UK
What would you do for love? Thrill Me is based on the true life story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two teenagers with a shared intelligence and passion for Nietzschean Philosophy, who murdered 14 year old Bobby Franks in Chicago 1924. With book, lyrics and music by Stephen Dolginoff this award winning musical explores the relationship between Leopold and Loeb and how it drove them to commit ‘the crime of the century’.
Meet Leopold and Loeb
Robin Morton – Nathan Leopold: Robin has just graduated from Caius College, when he studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies, and now works in the Corpus Christi Development Office. Whilst studying in Cambridge, Robin was involved in many plays and musicals including Guido!, Burnt By The Sun, The 24 Hour Plays and Richard II at the ADC, The Real Thing at Corpus Playroom as well as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Into The Woods. He also co-directed Titus Andromicus and was assistant director for The Government Inspector at Corpus Playroom as well as dipping his toe into set design for Dealers Choice, also at Corpus Playroom.
Robert Thomas – Richard Loeb: Although Thrill Me is Robert’s first musical in Cambridge, he has previously appeared as a soloist with Stamford Choral Society for performances of Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and was Head Chorister in Stamford School Chapel Choir. He has also performed the title roles in concert performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, and Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. His acting credits in Cambridge include Rogers in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (NAP), the Parson in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (CUADC) and a performer in the comedy sketch show Write-Offs (CADS).
Creative Production Team
Director: Mhari Gallagher
Musical Director: Geoff Page
Production Designer: Sophie Price
Lighting Designer: Ed Hopkins
Sound Designer: Jerry Leeper
Production Photographer: Timothy Winn