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A true story of murder comes to the Merlin Theatre

THRILL me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, a show that was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is coming to Frome for the first time as part of the group’s UK & Northern Ireland tour.

The show is about a shocking true story of two aspiring lawyers 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 WhatsOnStage.com, 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, it makes its return to the West End. Reuniting the creative team behind the smash hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe and 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.

The show will be at the Merlin Theatre on Saturday 16th June at 7.45pm. Tickets are £12.50 for adults and £10.50 for concessions and are available from the Merlin Theatre box office on 01373 465949 or from www.merlintheatre.co.uk.

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