It has been announced that the multi-award-winning comedian and actress Catherine Tate will lead the cast of upcoming musical comedy Miss Atomic Bomb which is set to run at the St James Theatre, London from 7 March to 9 April 2016.
Just when you worried your Spring wasn't looking as funny as it could potentially be, enter one of Britain's most loved comedic actresses in a brand new and thoroughly original musical comedy. Written by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long, Miss Atomic Bomb is co-directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Bill Deamer and co-directed by Adam Long.
Set in Las Vegas in 1952, where “every mushroom cloud has a silver lining and fallout is your friend”, tourists are going nuts for nuclear, sipping cocktails by hotel pools while watching atomic blasts ignite the desert sky. But in the midst of this euphoria, our heroine Candy’s sheep have mysteriously died, Joey has deserted the army, fashionista Myrna is designing clothes for pigs, and Lou the hapless manager of the Golden Goose still needs an atomic gimmick… In a city controlled by the mob and the military, and with a spy in their midst, time is running out for our four friends.
The musical has been inspired by the real life nuclear tests and beauty pageants of the era and is a radiant new musical that's ready to take London by storm.
Catherine Tate may be fondly remembered for her colourful character creations in the internationally acclaimed 'The Catherine Tate Show', but she is no stranger to the stage and the West End. Tate began her acting career working for the RSC and National Theatre before going on to develop characters such as teenager Lauren “am I bovvered?” Cooper for TV, and she was awarded British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Newcomer in 2005. Whilst her comedy career continued to grow and grow on screen, she continued to work on stage, starring alongside 'Friends' star David Schwimmer in the West End revival of Some Girl(s).
Other roles in the West End followed, such as Seasons Greetings at the National Theatre, Under the Blue Sky at the Duke of York's and Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham's where she starred opposite David Tennant.
Her first venture into musical theatre came in late 2014 where she starred as Sarah Jane Moore in Jamie Lloyd's acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim' Assassins which ran at the Menier Chocolate Factory and received excellent notices. In 2015 she returned to the West End to star in the Donmar Warehouse's production of The Vote which coincided with the General Election.