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Loserville posts early closing notices for 5 Jan 2013
Loserville, a new musical by Elliot Davis and James Bourne, has posted early closing notices for 5 Jan 2013, having completed a run of 3 months. (It was originally taking bookings to 2 March 2013).
The show, which played at the West Yorkshire Playhouse this summer, opened in the West End's Garrick Theatre 17 Oct 2012, following previews from 1 Oct, to moderate reviews: "Has masses of energy" (Londontheatre.co.uk); "Likeable even if it’s unsubtle" (Evening Standard); "Shows don't get much perkier than this...but it's also knowing and sprinkled with humour which makes it rather endearing " (The Daily Express); "The one thing that can be said in Loserville’s favour is that its off-putting title tells you all you need to know about the show" (Daily Telegraph); "As bubblegum musicals go, it's worth a pop" (Metro).
It’s 1971. Computer geek Michael Dork and his misfit friends Lucas, Marvin and Francis, are about to change the world. It's just that no-one knows it yet. But, when new girl Holly arrives in town, all of Michael’s dreams seem to be coming true – at last a girl with looks and brains that actually notices him. But when rich kid Eddie discovers Holly’s dark secret, he turns his back on girlfriend Leia, and sets out to ruin Michael’s future dreams.
Loserville is directed by Steven Dexter, designed by Francis O’Connor, choreographed by Nick Winston, costumes by Francis O’Connor & Stephen Snell, sound by Simon Baker, lighting by Howard Harrison. Produced in London by Kevin Wallace Limited, TC Beech Limited, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Youth Music Theatre UK.