Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long
Jack Henry James
Catherine Tate, Dean John-Wilson, Florence Andrews, Simon Lipkin and Daniel Boys
World premiere of a radiant 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 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, rising musical theatre star Florence Andrews and the youngest member of the Strallen musical dynasty, Sasi Strallen.
Miss Atomic Bomb ran for a strictly limited season from 7th March to 9th April 2016.
A classic comic caper. Sharp, fresh and ambitiousVariety
An enjoyably macabre nuclear knees-upTelegraph
This show could attain cult hit statusMetro
A slick show with plenty of pizazzIndependent
Catchy songs and hilarious scenes. Genuinely witty lyrics. A total originalRadio Times
An explosive night out that will make the audience fallout of the theatre in a glowCity AM