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Previewed 1 October 2012, Opened 17 October 2012, Closed 5 January 2013 at the Garrick Theatre in London
The new British musical by Elliot Davis and James Bourne Loserville in London.
It's 1971. Computer geek Michael Dork and his misfit friends Lucas, Marvin and Francis, are about to change the world. It's just that no-one knows it yet. But, when new girl Holly arrives in town, all of Michael's dreams seem to be coming true - at last a girl with looks and brains that actually notices him. But when rich kid Eddie discovers Holly's dark secret, he turns his back on girlfriend Leia, and sets out to ruin Michael's future dreams.
The cast for Loserville in London features Aaron Sidwell as 'Michael', Eliza Hope Bennett as 'Holly', Stewart Clarke as 'Eddie', Charlotte Harwood as 'Leia', Richard Lowe as 'Lucas', Lil' Chris as 'Francis' and Daniel Buckley as 'Marvin', with Jade Albertsen, Sophie Ayers, Laura Bennett, Robbie Boyle, Matthew Bradley, Olly Buxton, Andrew Carthy, Freya Field, Daniel Hall, Lauren Hall, Ollie Hannifan, Dan Krikler, Duncan Leighton, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Megan Louch, Andy Shaw, Sarah Watson, Witney White. (Casting subject to change). This production is directed by Steven Dexter with choreography by Nick Winston, sets by Francis O'Connor, costumes by Francis O'Connor and Stephen Snell, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound by Simon Baker. This production transfers to London's West End following a successful season at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in June 2012.
The stage musical Loserville is loosely based on James Bourne's Son of Dork's 2005 album 'Welcome to Loserville'. Composer Elliot Davis says: "The Welcome to Loserville album had an absolute musical integrity, and what James did in three minutes, writing stories in pop songs, they were absolutely inspirational. The album is a foundation, a stepping stone for the musical... It's a stepping stone and it's an ingredient of what makes the musical... [Loserville is] a timeless story about staying true to yourself, about belief, about being an outsider but still coming through."
Elliot Davis co-wrote the musical Soho Cinders with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, which was recently staged at the Soho Theatre London. His other musicals include Best Friends and Butterflies which won the Ticketmaster Composer Award for Best Musical for Young People and Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi which won the TMA Award for Outstanding Musical respectively. James Bourne was a founder-member of pop-rock bands Busted and Son of Dork. He has written four number one hit songs and has won two Brit Awards. As well as Loserville, Elliot Davis and James Bourne have also written the musical Out There which was recently staged at the Riverside Studios in London.
Loserville in London at the Garrick Theatre previewed from 1 October 2012, opened on 17 October 2012 and closed on 5 January 2013