- Posted By: on: Thu, 23rd Aug 2012 at 5:12pm
Elliot Davis and James Bourne's new musical Loserville has been confirmed to play at the West End’s Garrick Theatre. Previews begin 1 October with the official opening on 17 October.
The show premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse earlier this year. Set in 1971, it follows a typical American high-school nerd as he and his equally geeky friends attempt to overcome their essential rubbishness and change the world.
Bourne is best known as a member of the hugely successful rock/pop group Busted but has also worked previously with Davis on the musical Out There, commissioned by Youth Music Theatre UK at the Riverside Studios. Loserville takes its title from Bourne’s 2005 album by his solo project band, Son of Dork.
Davis recently co-wrote the Soho Theatre's current production Soho Cinders and also worked on Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi Theatre.
Loserville stars 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.
The ensemble also features 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 and Witney White.
Steven Dexter directs with choreography by Nick Winston, stage design and costumes by Francis O’Connor and Stephen Snell, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound by Simon Baker.
For more info and to book tickets for Loserville, click here.