Corpus Playroom
Tue 26 - Sat 30 November

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Stephen Dolginoff

"But you've asked a simple question, and I've told you why. It wasn't on a dare or on a whim. It's hard to comprehend now that the reason why, was simply that I went along with him."

Relationships can be murder. In 1924, two wealthy Chicago University students abducted and murdered a young boy for no reason other than wanting to carry out ‘the perfect crime’. Thirty-four years later, the true motives were revealed. Stephen Dolginoff’s one-act musical brings real-life thrill killers and homosexual lovers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to centre stage. It focuses on their dysfunctional romantic relationship, and how it eventually lead to their imprisonment for ‘the crime of the century’.

With a fast-paced narrative and captivating score, Thrill Me tells a story of obsession, sex and misguided philosophy.


Tue 26 November at 7:00pm
Wed 27 November at 7:00pm
Thu 28 November at 7:00pm
Fri 29 November at 7:00pm
Sat 30 November at 7:00pm


TUE £7–£8, WED/THU £8–£9, FRI/SAT £9–£10

The Corpus Playroom is owned by Corpus Christi College, and managed by the University of Cambridge through the ADC Theatre. The College drama society, the Fletcher Players, are the resident company.

The L-shaped studio is Cambridge's primary fringe space, showcasing a variety of productions, with an emphasis on new writing. Seasons are programmed simultaneously with the ADC Theatre.


Please note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Corpus Playroom has gender-neutral toilets.


Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
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26 November 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
27 November 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
28 November 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
29 November 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
30 November 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets