Thursday, April 19

Gareth Gates to star in new musical Loserville

Gareth Gates is to star in new British musical Loserville with Aaron Sidwell, and Lil' Chris which opens at Leeds Quarry Theatre on  26th June (previews from 18th June), running to 14 July 2012

Set in 1971 Loserville sees computer geek Michael Dork about to invent something revolutionary, but he has also discovered girls ...

Aaron Sidwell (EastEnders) plays super-geek and computer wiz kid Michael with Gareth Gates (Les Miserables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Michael’s nemesis rich kid Eddie. Lil' Chris (Rock School) plays sci-fi obsessed Francis.

They are joined in the cast by Charlotte Harwood (Legally Blonde tour) as Eddie’s girlfriend, Eliza Hope Bennett (Inkheart) the beautiful and smart Holly and Richard Lowe plays Michael’s best friend Lucas.

Loserville is by musician and songwriter James Bourne who has written four number one hits and played to sold-out arenas across the UK as a member of pop-rock bands Busted and Son of Dork,  and Elliott Davis whose musical Best Frends and Butterflies won the TicketMaster Composer Award and Best Musical for Young People. He co-wrote the music for Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi which won the TMA Award for Outstanding Musical and has also written documentaries for the BBC on music stars from the Bee Gees to Freddie Mercury.

Director Steven Dexter's credits include West End productions of La Cava, Romance! Romance!, Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance.

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