Why See Loserville?
Grease meets Glee meets High School Musical
Written by former Busted member James Bourne and prolific composer Elliot Davis, Loserville is a rollicking pop-punk extravaganza described as Grease meets Glee meets High School Musical, and is based on Son of Dork's (Bourne's band) album Welcome to Loserville. Since this production Loserville has been performed across the globe.
What is Loserville about?
Set in an American high school in 1971, Michael Dork is in a race to invent a way for computers to communicate with each other (basically, the internet), whilst his best friend, Lucas, is writing a science fiction novel where a character called Darth Vader captures a Princess Leia, and two other characters, Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker attempt to rescue her (sound familiar?). Both are constantly bullied by Eddie, a rich kid jock who plans to steal Michael's ideas, but undeterred they continue on with their efforts to change the world as they know it.
When the beautiful and brainy Holly arrives on the scene, with her ambition to be an astronaut, Michael has someone who matches his intelligence and can share ideas with. That is soon complicated by Eddie who has lascivious intentions towards Holly. This throws Michael's world into disarray has he's forced to decide between changing the world or getting the girl.
Did you know?
Eliza Bennett, who plays Holly, made her West End debut in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at nine, and went on to play Nora, one of the children in the movie Nanny McPhee.
Previews from: 1 October 2012
Opening night: 17 October 2012
Two hours and 15 minutes with one interval
Cast and Creative
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
Daniel Buckley as Marvin
Robbie Boyle as Huey Phillips
Duncan Leighton as Wayne Pagoda
Matthew Bradley as Chuck Bryson
Dan Krikler as Charlie Arrow
Ashley Luke Lloyd as Alvin Starburst
Lauren Hall as Elaine Friend
Witney White as Samantha Powden
Megan Louch as Ivanka
Sophie Ayers as Marina
Sarah Watson as Susie Alpine
Jade Albertsen as Britney Marks
Director Steven Dexter
Choreographer Nick Winston
Set Designer Francis O'Connor
Costume Designer Francis O'Connor and Stephen Snell
Lighting Designer Howard Harrison
Sound Designer Simon Baker
Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements Martin Lowe, Elliot Davis & James Bourne
Musical Supervisor Martin Lowe
Musical Director Jim Henson
Casting Director Anne Vosser
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