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Thrill Me .. April 2011
Lee Mead 'Thrill Me' flyer - London, 2011 Lee plays only a small part in this exciting new London production of Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden from 5 to 30 April 2011. He was very happy to be involved though, tweeting after the recording session:

@ThrillMe2011 It was great working with you guys yesterday. - Very quick! But great. - Lovely team, I can't wait to see it.

— Lee Mead (@leemeadofficial) March 5, 2011
The musical has just two cast members, but three pre-recorded 'voiceovers' are used to provide context ... two parole board members - Lee and Patricia Quinn, and a radio announcer - Les Dennis.

Directed by Guy Retallack (who Lee first worked with on the UK tour of Tommy in 2005) with book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff, the roles of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the infamous 'Thrill Killers' from 1920's Chicago, are superby played by Jye Frasca and George Maguire, the solo piano of Musical Director, David Keefe, providing the only accompaniment to the intense and truly chilling performances.

The production transferred to the Charing Cross Theatre in May of the same year with a UK tour in 2015, and visits to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and 2017 - the voiceover parts remaining constant while the principal roles were of course re-cast for the later productions.

More information can be found at CliMar Productions and Thrill Me UK.

And finally, you can read Anita Butler's beautifully written review of the show at The British Theatre Guide
Lee Mead 'Thrill Me' programme - London, 2011 Lee Mead 'Thrill Me' programme - London, 2011 Lee Mead 'Thrill Me' programme - London, 2011 Lee Mead 'Thrill Me' flyer - London, 2011 Last updated: 28 July 2017
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