Jermyn Street Theatre announce cast for Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story.

Jermyn Street Theatre has announced the cast of the opening production of its Outsiders Season, Stephen Dolginoff’s Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story.

This dark and thrilling musical two-hander will feature Bart Lambert as Nathan Leopold and Jack Reitman as Richard Loeb. Lambert graduated from RADA in 2016. He works across screen and stage and has recently finished filming Save The Cinema for Sky Cinema.  His other credits include Antigone for Storyhouse Chester and Bleak House for Creation Theatre. Reitman is an actor, singer and librettist who has worked at various theatres including Charing Cross Theatre, The Hope and OVO. His credits include Peter Pan for OVO and Gate at The Cockpit Theatre.  Lambert and Reitman were joint winners of the OffWestEnd Award 2020 for Best Male Performance in a Musical for their roles in The Hope Theatre run of Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story.

Jack Reitman and Bart Lambert. Photo: Steve Gregson

Directed by former artistic director of The Hope Theatre, Matthew Parker, Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story is a musical story of masochism and murder. Set in Chicago in 1924, Richard Loeb is obsessed with crime and Nathan Leopold is obsessed with Richard. High on adrenaline, the two leave a trail of arson, theft, and vandalism in their wake. But Richard wants to take a step further - a step that will test Nathan’s loyalty to the limit. Can they commit the ultimate crime: a perfect murder? 

Parker’s 2019 production for The Hope Theatre, received numerous five-star reviews with its two leads jointly winning the OffWestEnd Award for Best Male Performance in a Musical.

Speaking about the show, Jermyn Street Theatre Artistic Director Tom Littler said, “We're excited to kick off our Outsiders Season with our first musical for a long time. Thrill Me is perfectly suited to our chamber space and features two magnetic performances in this dark and gripping story."

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