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Loserville at Union Theatre with Michael Burgen’s debut as director

LoservilleLoserville with Book, Music & Lyrics by Elliot Davis & James Bourne. Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. Directed by Michael Burgen, Choreography by Matt Krzan, Musical Direction by Bryan Hodgson and Produced by Sasha Regan.

Starring BBC1’s ‘Any Dream Will Do’ Finalist Lewis Bradley as Eddie.
Other West End credits include: ‘Wicked’, ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

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 no stranger to the Union Theatre having performed in a number of shows over the years. He was also part of the award winning ‘All Male Pirates of Penzance’, playing the role of Samuel and travelled with the show to Australia in 2012.

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’. ‘Loserville’ marks Michael’s directorial debut.

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: 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 also includes:
Luke Newton (‘Book of Mormon, West End) as Michael Dork
Holly-Anne Hull as Holly Manson
Sarah Covey (‘We Will Rock You’, West End) as Leia Dawkins
Jordan Fox as Lucas Lloyd
Sandy Grigelis as Marvin Camden
Matthew Harvey as Francis Wier
Ryan Ridley as Wayne Pagoda
Charlie Kendall as Huey Phillips
Isobel Hathaway as Samantha Powden
Jennifer Jolly Jamieson as Elaine Friend
Ensemble includes: Daniel Parrott, Ben Rawlings, Morgan Scott, James-Lee Harris, Amy Thiroff, Chloe Lindsay, Delycia Belgrave and Miracle Chance.

Listing
25th February – 21st March 2015
Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday/Sunday at 2.30pm

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