Loserville is a great new musical by James Bourne, (Busted and Son Of Dork) a sort of cross between Glee and The Big Bang Theory and is a classic story of an underdog come good.
Michael Dork is a computer geek. He’s invented something that could change the world: EMAIL!
When Michael meets Holly – a girl with looks and brains – it looks like all his dreams could be coming true. But the course of true love never ran smooth and when rich kid Eddie, who wants nothing more than a fast ride to the top and doesn’t care who gets trampled along the way, discovers Holly’s dark secret, he tries to ruin Michael’s dreams.
Having opened at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds it is proving to be a bright and lively show which has got great reactions from audience and critics (yes I know – AMAZING!)
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
Loserville is an upbeat, lively show with pop-rock numbers penned from the hand of ex-Busted & Son of Dork band member James Bourne and it shows. Fortunately, myself and the kids were very partial to both those bands back in the day, so we thoroughly enjoyed the fun lyrics and the thumping rock rhythm of the musical score. This show doesn't take itself at all seriously and there are lots of laugh-out-loud moments. On the day we went we were a little disappointed not to see Chris "Lil' Chris" Hardman as his understudy seemed to be trying a bit too hard to impress. Still, we loved it and it's a shame that it's closing January. However, I reckon it'd do very well on a UK tour and also for school/college productions.