WORLD PREMIERE OF A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY

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 Candyís (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 Sondheimís Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

They are joined by Dean John Wilson who will take the lead role in Disneyís Aladdin this Summer, Daniel Boys Ė a finalist in BBC 1ís Any Dream Will Do, rising musical theatre star Florence Andrews and the youngest member of the musical dynasty Sasi Strallen.

 

Featuring original songs by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long, with musical supervision and orchestrations by Matthew Brind (conductor and arranger for The X Factor, with West End credits including Women on the Verge and Legally Blonde)

 

 

 

Cast

 

Catherine Tate - Myrna Ranapapadophilou

 

Catherine Tateís stage credits include Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse, Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndhamís Theatre, Seasonís Greetings at the National Theatre, Under the Blue Sky at the Duke of Yorkís Theatre, Some Girls at the Gielgud Theatre and A Servant to Two Masters at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Catherine is known to television audiences for her multi-awarding winning Catherine Tate Show, Catherine Tateís ĎNaní specials, Big School, Doctor Who and The Office (USA). Her forthcoming series Do Not Disturb starts on Gold later this month.

 

 

Dean John-Wilson - Joey Lubowitz

 

Dean John-Wilsonís stage credits include Songs For A New World at the St. James Theatre, Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, From Here To Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Super Ordinary at the Soho Theatre, Bare at the Union Theatre and Sister Act: The Musicalís UK Tour.

Dean John-Wilson will be joining the West End cast of Disneyís Aladdin, playing the title role, following the run of Miss Atomic Bomb, at the Prince Edward Theatre in May

 

 

 

 

Simon Lipkin - Lou Lubowitz

 

Simon Lipkinís stage credits include the title role in The Lorax at the Old Vic, Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, As You Like It at Southwark Playhouse, I Canít Sing at the London Palladium, Rock Of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Garrick Theatre, Spamalot on UK and International Tour, Avenue Q at the NoŽl Coward Theatre, I Love You, Youíre Perfect, Now Change and A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre, The Wedding Singer and Footloose on UK Tour, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre, Alice In Wonderland at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, Austentatious at the Landor Theatre, News Revue at Canal Cafť and Never The Sinner at the Kenneth Moore Theatre.

Simonís screen credits include Doctor Who, The Bill, Casualty, The Royal Variety Performance, Children In Need, Muppets Most Wanted, The Harry Hill Movie, That Puppet Game Show and Nativity 3. He also voices characters on the Cartoon Network show The Amazing World of Gumball.

 

 

Daniel Boys - Mr Potts

 

Daniel Boys is an award-winning performer who rose to prominence on the hit BBC television series Any Dream Will Do.

Danielís stage credits include Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre, Tommy at the Prince Edward Theatre, Avenue Q at the Gielgud Theatre and NoŽl Coward Theatre, for which he won the 2009 WhatsOnStage Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role, Grease at the Victoria Palace Theatre & Japanese Tour, Rent at the Prince of Wales Theatre and UK Tour, Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall, Ordinary Days and Wolfboy, both at Trafalgar Studios, Little Shop of Horrors at Theatre Clwyd, Love Story at Bolton Octagon, The Opinion Makers at Mercury Colchester and Derby Playhouse, High Society, Sunset Boulevard and War of the Worlds all on UK Tour, The Importance of Being Earnest at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, Peter Pan at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton and Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin, Rent and West Side Story on European Tour and the 40th Anniversary concert of Godspell at the Palace Theatre, Manchester.

 

 

Sasi Strallen - Delilah/Ensemble

 

Sasi Strallenís stage credits include The Blues Brothers: Xmas Special at the Arts Theatre, Ultimate Broadway at Shanghai Culture Square Theatre, Oklahoma!, Fame, Scrooge, 9 to 5: The Musical and Jesus Christ Superstar all on UK Tour, Street of Dreams at the MEN Arena, Manchester, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Dames At Sea and Bells Are Ringing all at the Union Theatre, Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Scrooge at the London Palladium, Whistle Down The Wind at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking and Annie and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

 

 

When: Saturday 19th March, 7:30pm

Price: £34.50 (£5 discount and no booking fee)

  

Where: St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1E 5JA

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If you'd like to see the show, please let me know by Thursday 18th February

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I'll need full payment by Thursday 18th February to secure your ticket.


Please note: The cast may change at short notice due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.