Casting is announced for Loserville which has previews from 2nd December, and opening on 4th December, at The Union Theatre, running to 20th December, 2015.
Loserville has Book, Music & Lyrics by Elliot Davis and James Bourne, and is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. Directed by Michael Burgen, Choreography by Matt Krzan, Musical Direction by Dan Jarvis, Lighting Design by Tim Deiling and Produced by Sasha Regan.
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? Michael and his sci-fi obsessed, social-misfit friends, Lucas, Francis and Marvin 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.
Michael Burgen is thrilled to see Loserville revived after its success at the Union Theatre earlier this year. Other directorial credits include Our House, which also played at The Union Theatre this year. His other theatre credits include: Patsy in Spamalot directed by Chris Luscombe (West End & UK Tour), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe directed by Theresa Heskins (New Vic Theatre), ‘Zaide’ directed by Melly Still (UK Tour).
Michael worked as an Assistant director with Sasha Regan on ‘The All-Male HMS Pinafore’ and Howard Goodall’s ‘Love Story’.
Matt Krzan choreographed ‘Cool Rider’ (songs of Grease 2) which played to sell out audiences at The Lyric Theatre, receiving critical acclaim and 5 star reviews. It then went on to have a limited West End run at The Duchess Theatre. Matt has been involved with ‘West End Bares’ from its original production in 2010, originally as Assistant Director and now a regular choreographer for the annual event, with numbers such as ‘Bearded Ladies’ and ‘The Poison’ starring Summer Strallen. He regularly choreographs for performing arts colleges in London and has recently become a member of the faculty of teachers at London Studio Centre.
Matt is also artistic advisor for Sol Dans Company. His West End theatre credits include: Cats (London Palladium), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (West End & UK), Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), La Cage Aux Folles (West End).
The cast includes:
Joshua Wyatt (Matilda, West End) as Michael Dork
Holly-Anne Hull (Loserville, Union Theatre) as Holly Manson
Kate Leiper as Leia Dawkins
Shane Gibb as Lucas Lloyd
Max Panks as Marvin Camden
Gareth Evans as Francis Weir
James Sinclair as Eddie Arch
Leo Sene as Huey Phillips
Thomas Cotran as Wayne Pagoda
Kimberley Powell (Mamma Mia- International Tour) as Samantha Powden
Charlotte Reavey as Elaine Friend
Ensemble includes: Christopher Tindai, Simon Gravino, James Wakeling, Remy
Sweeney, Abby-Rose Bryant, Chantel Bellew, Sian Nathaniel-James, Katy Stephens.
Friday 4th December 7.30pm
2nd December – 20th December 2015
Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday/Sunday at 2:30pm
Box Office: 020 7261 9876
Online Bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre (fees apply)
The Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX