Elliot Davis and James Bourne’s musical Loserville will be revived at London’s Union Theatre (25 February to 21 March), directed by Michael Burgen and featuring Any Dream Will Do finalist Lewis Bradley (Wicked, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Eddie.
It’s 1971. Michael Dork may be a computer geek but he’s invented something that could change the world. He’s also discovered girls: a prospect (almost) as exciting as his love of binary. Holly is the girl: she has looks and brains and wants to be the first woman in space – well, this is 1971! But will she want Michael? Michael and his sci-fi obsessed, social-misfit friends, Lucas, Francis and Marvin are all set to change the course of history, fashion and dating – in no particular order, but just as soon as possible, especially the dating bit.
Also in the cast of Loserville are Luke Newton as Michael Dork, Holly-Anne Hull as Holly Manson, Sarah Covey, Leia Dawkins, Jordan Fox as Lucas Lloyd, Sandy Grigelis as Marvin Camden, Matthew Harvey as Francis Wier, Ryan Ridley, Charlie Kendall, Isobel Hathaway, Jennifer Jolly Jamieson, Daniel Parrott, Ben Rawlings, Morgan Scott, James-Lee Harris, Amy Thiroff, Chloe Lindsay, Delycia Belgrave and Miracle Chance.
Michael Burgen is no stranger to the Union Theatre, having performed in a number of shows over the years. He was also part of the award-winning All Male Pirates of Penzance and travelled with the show to Australia in 2012. He worked as an assistant director with Sasha Regan on The All-Male HMS Pinafore and Howard Goodall’s Love Story. Loserville marks Burgen’s directorial debut.
Also in the creative team are choreographer Matt Krzan (Cool Rider, West End Bares) and musical director Bryan Hodgson. The musical is produced at the Union Theatre by Sasha Regan.
Loserville was originally created, produced and performed by Youth Music Theatre UK in 2009. The production then went on to play at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in the summer of 2012 and opened in the West End in October of that year.
Press night is 27 February.