Casting Announced for New London Musical Comedy Miss Atomic Bomb | Playbill

News Casting Announced for New London Musical Comedy Miss Atomic Bomb The world premiere of Miss Atomic Bomb, a new musical comedy that will begin performances at London's St. James Theatre March 7 prior to an official opening March 14, will star Catherine Tate (best known for her TV series "The Catherine Tate Show" and appearances on "Doctor Who") and Dean John-Wilson (who, as recently announced, will play the title role in the West End transfer of Disney's Aladdin).

The musical, which is inspired by the bomb tests and beauty pageants of the 1950s, has book, music and lyrics by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long, and is co-directed by Adam Long and Bill Deamer (Olivier-winning choreographer of the West End's Top Hat). It will run through April 9, and the cast will also feature Simon Lipkin, Daniel Boys and Florence Andrews.

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Further casting also includes 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.

Set in Las Vegas in 1952, where every mushroom cloud has a silver lining and fallout is your friend, 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 (Andrews) finds that her sheep have mysteriously died, her fashionista friend Myrna (Tate) is designing clothes for pigs, young soldier Joey (John-Wilson) has deserted the army, and his hapless hotel manager brother Lou (Lipkin) desperately needs an atomic gimmick. In a city controlled by the military and the mob, time is running out for our four friends.

Tate's previous stage credits include Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse, Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham's Theatre, Season's Greetings at the National Theatre, Under the Blue Sky at the Duke of York's Theatre, Some Girls at the Gielgud Theatre and A Servant to Two Masters at the Ambassadors Theatre.

John-Wilson has previously appeared at the St. James in Songs For A New World. Other stage credits include Here Lies Love at the National Theatre and From Here To Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Andrews has appeared in A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Garrick Theatre, Annie Get Your Gun at the Young Vic, The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium, Wicked at the Apollo Victoria and Once The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre.

Lipkin recently played the title role in The Lorax at the Old Vic. Other musical theatre credits include Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, I Can't Sing! at the London Palladium, Rock Of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Garrick Theatre and Avenue Q at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Boys rose to prominence as a finalist on the hit BBC television series "Any Dream Will Do." West End stage credits include Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre, Avenue Q at the Gielgud and Noël Coward Theatre and Grease at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Matthew Brind with musical supervision and arrangements by Richard John, designs by Ti Green, lighting by Tim Deiling, sound by Gareth Owen with Kylie Anne Cruikshanks as associate choreographer. Miss Atomic Bomb is produced by Tanya Link Productions.

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