Miss Atomic Bomb

St. James Theatre, London

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  • Written by

    Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long

  • Co-Directed and Choreographed by

    Bill Deamer

  • Co-Directed by

    Adam Long

  • Set & Costume Design

    Ti Green

  • Musical Supervisor and Orchestrations

    Matthew Brind

  • Musical Supervisor and Arrangements

    Richard John

  • Sound Design

    Gareth Owen

  • Lighting Design

    Tim Deiling

  • Projection Design

    Jack Henry James

  • Hair Wig and Make-Up Design

    Richard Mawbey

  • Cast includes

    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 ambitious

    Variety
  • An enjoyably macabre nuclear knees-up

    Telegraph
  • This show could attain cult hit status

    Metro
  • A slick show with plenty of pizazz

    Independent
  • Catchy songs and hilarious scenes. Genuinely witty lyrics. A total original

    Radio Times
  • An explosive night out that will make the audience fallout of the theatre in a glow

    City AM
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