Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Theatre review: Loserville
The plot holds about as much water as most musicals', but the generic high school story is put to good use in a family-friendly show that's perhaps arrived in the West End a bit too early in its development, but still has a fair bit to recommend it.
Having gone into Loserville with fairly low expectations probably helped me enjoy it all the more, and while I could never get quite as wrapped up in it as the target audience there was fun to be had in the songs. With no star names and fairly lukewarm reviews it may struggle to stay open to its current booking date, but I wouldn't mind if it proved me wrong and became a West End fixture; it's a proper family show that kept the younger audience members enthralled while providing some winks to the older ones.
Loserville by Elliot Davis, James Bourne, Martin Lowe, Mike Raphael, Tom Fletcher, Peter Woodroffe, Charlie Grant and The Matrix is booking until the 2nd of March at the Garrick Theatre.
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes including interval.