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Catherine Tate leads cast of Miss Atomic Bomb
It has been announced that actress and comedian Catherine Tate will lead the cast of new musical Miss Atomic Bomb by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long which runs at the St James Theatre in Victoria from 7 March to 9 April 2016, with an official opening on 14 March 2016.
Produced by Tanya Link and directed by Bill Deamer and Adam Long, the musical features choreography also by Bill Deamer and is inspired by the real life nuclear tests and beauty pageants of the era.
The cast will also feature Dean John-Wilson, Daniel Boys, Florence Andrews Simon Lipkin, Michelle Andrews, Stephane Anelli, Charles Brunton, Jessica Buckby, Cavin Cornwall, Olivia Fines, Ryan Gover, Alyn Hawke, Sion Lloyd, Suzie McAdam, Kirk Patterson and Sasi Strallen.
"Welcome to 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."
Catherine Tate is an actress and comedian who has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series 'The Catherine Tate Show' including being nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTAs. Her work onstage has included productions at the RSC and National Theatre, most recently 'Seasons Greetings' at the National, 'Under the Blue Sky' at the Duke of York's and 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Wydnham's opposite David Tennant. In 2014 she starred in Jamie Lloyd's revival of 'Assassins' at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Dean John-Wilson's recent stage credits includ 'Here Lies Love' at the National Theatre and 'Songs for a New World' at the St James Theatre. He is currently preparing to open in the West End trasfer for Disney's 'Aladdin' in which he'll play the title role.
Daniel Boys shot to fame on the back of the BBC talent search 'Any Dream Will Do' in which he auditioned to be Joseph. He has since starred in 'Avenue Q' in the West End as well as a recent UK tour of 'High Society'.