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WORLD PREMIERE OF A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY
“An enjoyable macabre nuclear knees-up”
“it’s a slick show, with plenty of pizzazz and fun performances”
“Bill Deamer and Adam Long’s choreography and direction ensure the whole thing flows seamlessly”
“Catherine Tate proves she has the strong vocal ability to match her impeccable comic timing”
“The title tune creates sparks”
Welcome to Las Vegas in 1952, where every mushroom cloud has a silver lining and fallout is your friend.
As the US military proudly tests its atomic bombs within sight of the Vegas strip, tourists are flocking into town to cheer the blasts and see who will be crowned the Miss Atomic Bomb beauty queen.
But in the midst of this euphoria, farm girl Candy’s (Florence Andrews) sheep have mysteriously died, her fashionista friend Myrna (Catherine Tate) is designing clothes for pigs, young soldier Joey (Dean John-Wilson) has deserted the army, and his hapless hotel manager brother Lou (Simon Lipkin) desperately needs an atomic gimmick. In a city controlled by the military and the mob, time is running out for our four friends.
Inspired by the real life bomb tests and beauty pageants of the era, Miss Atomic Bomb is a radiant new musical comedy co-directed by the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Bill Deamer (Top Hat) and Adam Long (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged).
Miss Atomic Bomb stars award winning star of TV and theatre, Catherine Tate, who is reunited with West End star Simon Lipkin following their critical and audience success in Sondheim’s Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
They are joined by Dean John Wilson who will take the lead role in Disney’s Aladdin this Summer, Daniel Boys – a finalist in BBC 1’s Any Dream Will Do and the youngest member of the musical dynasty Sasi Strallen.
Coming Up In The West End: What Not To Miss, Spring 2016
Well, that’s that. Miss Saigon, one of my favourite shows, has closed its doors after a spectacular couple of years. I hope Broadway know what an amazing show they’re getting… (If they don’t appreciate it, we’ll happily have it back. Just saying.)
10 Mar, 2016 | By Liz Dyer
Catherine Tate And Forthcoming Aladdin Star Dean John-Wilson To Lead World Premiere Of New Musical Comedy Miss Atomic Bomb
Award winning star of TV and theatre, Catherine Tate (Assassins, The Catherine Tate Show, The Vote, Doctor Who) and Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin, Here Lies Love), who takes lead role in Disney’s Aladdin this summer, will lead the cast in the new musical comedy Miss Atomic Bomb, alongside musical theatre stars Florence Andrews (A Little Night Music, Annie Get Your Gun), Simon Lipkin (The Lorax, Assassins, Rock of Ages, Avenue Q) and Daniel Boys (Any Dream Will Do, Avenue Q, Spamalot) as it explodes into the UK for its World Premiere at the St James Theatre, Victoria, in Spring 2016.
The production will be running from 7 March for a strictly limited five week season, with press night on 14 March 2016.
18 Jan, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous