Catherine Tate in Miss Atomic Bomb at the St James Theatre
A few months back we were all told of the upcoming comic musical at the St James Theatre in the form of Miss Atomic Bomb and now some big news has emerged in regards to casting.
Catherine Tate is set to take a lead role in the production, following up her previous work on the stage like Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2011. As such her fans will be thrilled that she is returning to a London venue once again.
Miss Atomic Bomb returns us to the nuclear frenzy of the 1950s and America’s love of beauty pageants. The testing of atomic bombs has seen a huge increase in opportunities in Nevada as tourists flock to see the mushroom clouds. So we join the action in Las Vegas in 1952 and we are introduced to many members of the community whose lives are affected by the barrage of tourists and explosions. We meet characters like Joey, Candy, Myrne and Lou amongst the chaos.
The show is credited to the team of Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long, with Adam Long directing alongside Bill Deamer.
Catherine Tate’s inclusion ensures that there will be even greater interest in the show than first anticipated. An international star, she has been included in a number of television shows on both sides of the Atlantic, whilst also finding success with her own sketch series The Catherine Tate Show. Most will know her from parts in such productions as Doctor Who, the American version of The Office and Big School.
But she appears in Miss Atomic Bomb as an experienced stage actress as well, from her early years on the comedy scene to her roles in The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse, Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre.
Audiences don’t have long now to see Miss Atomic Bomb as the show opens in March 2016. The production is set to run at the St James Theatre until April.