Created by Elliot Davis and James Bourne (of Busted and Son of Dork), this brand new musical premieres in Leeds with an amazing cast that includes Lil' Chris (Rock School), Gareth Gates (Pop Idol), Charlotte Harwood (Legally Blonde), Eliza Hope Bennett (Inkheart), and Aaron Sidwell (Eastenders).
Welcome to Loserville. 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? Eddie wants a fast ride to the top and doesn't care who gets trampled along the way. Leia just wants Eddie. Michael's friends 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.
"a bright bouncy book-show"
This bright and bouncy fantasy musical bubbles away effervescently, and is leavened by self-mocking wit, writes Michael Billington.
"Aaron Sidwell also lends Michael a nice gawky single-mindedness, Eliza Hope Bennett is all bright-eyed zeal as the far-from-prickly Holly"
"Aaron Sidwell is a perfect clutzy, American high-school dork... Gareth Gates is deliciously wicked as the bullying class idol... Eliza Hope Bennett's Holly, convincingly reconciles brains and beauty."
"There is a Fame-meets-High School Musical-meets Glee sensibility, at once knowing and ironic yet also sincere, of youth finding its feet amid casual betrayals of friendship and love."
"A tidal wave of kinetic energy"
"The infectious, if somewhat anachronistic, songs of Elliot Davis and James Bourne are great and each one is hit out of the park by the tireless and perfectly cast ensemble who are clearly relishing every moment of being on stage."
"in almost every respect this show measures
"The cast is uniformly excellent, the choreography sassy and with a wit of its own, and the band does a tremendous job. The vocals are terrific, with particular kudos to Eliza Hope Bennett - surely one to watch.
All the songs deftly move the story on. Francis O'Connor's superb comic book design ideas help to lift this way beyond any high school musical."
"Teenagers, in particular will love Loserville for its colourful characters, bright performances, sense of fantasy, sassy wit and awkward, gawky teen love, while cynicism-shunning adults will savour its relish for sending itself up."
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Perfect Pitch lead an industry panel event to discuss the recent surge in interest surrounding new musical theatre writing, the way new work is developed and the support it needs. The panel includes Elliot Davis and James Bourne (Co-writers of Loserville),Richard Taylor (Composer of recent West Yorkshire Playhouse hit The Go-Between),Andy Barnes (Executive Producer for Perfect Pitch who develop new musical theatre writing) andHenrietta Duckworth (Producer at West Yorkshire Playhouse).
For more information call Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or click the link below to book using Eventbrite.
PRE-SHOW PARTIES - 22 & 29 June, 4 & 6 July
Come down from 6.30 on Fridays & on Independence Day and join us for:
Prizes for the best costumes - Geek / Chic, however you feel, visit Costume Hire for inspiration and amazing costumes
Awesome Food & Drinks
Visit our Diner and build your own burger or enjoy an American-style hotdog made from local Yorkshire sausage - make a meal of it with french fries, all for just £5.75
Bottles of Bud and loads of Soda available all night
Make a night of it with our Loserville Party Package
Dinner from the Diner
Drink (Soda or Bud)
All for just £12
Include a Best Available Ticket for Loserville (worth up to £27) £32
Prebook by calling Box Office on 0113 213 7700
Loserville is the perfect treat for an end of year celebration - especially one of our (optional) fancy dress themed matinees:
May the force be with you...
Thursday 28 June and Thursday 5 July, matinee: 1.30pm
Discover your inner indestructible sci-fi super powers and give yourself a groovetastic sci -fi makeover for this special matinee performance. Are you more of a Doctor Spock or Captain Kirk? Princess Leia or Hans Solo? Come along and join the Loserville galaxy of stars… (fancy dress optional)
1970's American High School
Thursday 12 July, matinee: 1.30pm
It's 1971 and we want you all to look the part! Come dressed as an American high school student from the 1970s. Who will you be? A geek or a cheerleader? A jock or a nerd? Think Glee - but in the 70s. (fancy dress optional)