Following its success at West Yorkshire Playhouse this summer, new pop-rock musical LOSERVILLE is transferring to London's West End.
Written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne, former member of Busted and Son of Dork, the vibrant musical about staying true to your dreams will be at the Garrick Theatre from 1 October. Developed at the Playhouse with an acclaimed creative team including Tony Award winner Martin Lowe and ANNIE choreographer Nick Winston, LOSERVILLE's talented ensemble of 30 performers rock into London's world-renowned theatre district. The West End production reunites the original Leeds cast including Aaron Sidwell, Eliza Hope Bennett and Lil' Chris, with Stewart Clarke taking over the role of Eddie from Gareth Gates.
Sheena Wrigley, the Playhouse's Chief Executive said 'We are thrilled that LOSERVILLE, one of our most ambitious projects will transfer to the West End, joining a long list of productions created and built here at the Playhouse that go on to have a life outside of Leeds. We are delighted that a wider audience will have the opportunity to see this energetic, bright and lively production of a new British Musical which premiered here in Yorkshire.
LOSERVILLE's transfer marks a highly successful spring summer season for West Yorkshire Playhouse, with three of its productions going on to London. Teaming up with Talawa Theatre Company in January, the Playhouse's all-black cast WAITING FOR GODOT sold-out a week's run at The Albany and MARY SHELLEY, co-produced with Shared Experience and Nottingham Playhouse, culminated a UK-wide tour at Tricycle Theatre.