The West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced Loserville as this year’s feature production. It will star Gareth Gates in the role of Eddie, along with Aaron Sidwell, Lil’ Chris, Eliza Hope Bennett, and Charlotte Harwood.
It is a co-production between West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kevin Wallace for First Act! Limited and Youth Music Theatre UK.
From the theatre website:
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. Or Eddie’s babies – well, she thinks she does. 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.
Loserville is a new musical written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne (inspired by his Son of Dork album Welcome To Loserville). Now meet the Class of 1971. This is their story and now it’s a musical.
What’s on Stage has a lot more photos!