Award-winning actress, comedian and ex-Doctor Who companion Catherine Tate is returning to the stage this spring in the world premiere of a new musical comedy, Miss Atomic Bomb.
Set in Las Vegas during the atomic craze in 1952 tourists are streaming into a rapidly expanding town to watch the bombs being tested in the desert. To the many new visitors the bombs and the Vegas strip seem to have endless promise. But that’s not all, there is a beauty pageant dedicated to finding the most suitable Miss Atomic Bomb beauty queen and something is a little off in the desert. Farm animals are dying, and the excitement about the bombs may have a dark side to it. Tate’s character, Myrna, is at the centre of it all.
Her co-stars will include Simon Lipkin (Assassins), .Florence Andrews (A Little Night Music), Dean John-Wilson, who will be joining the cast of Aladdin in June and Daniel Boys (Avenue Q).
Miss Atomic Bomb will be co-directed by the choreographer and Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer (Top Hat) and Adam Long (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged).
It plays at the St James Theatre, London from 14 March – 9 April.
Tate is no stranger to the stage or musicals following a four-month run in Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory and The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse. The Vote went on to have a special live broadcast on UK TV channel More4 on election night (7 May 2015). Over half a million viewers tuned in, a record-breaking number and the highest in the Donmar Theater’s history. In 2011 Tate also returned to play opposite her Doctor Who co-star David Tennant in the highly acclaimed Much A Do About Nothing.
If you enjoy the partnership of Tate and Tennant in their Doctor Who roles don’t miss them later this year when they return. This time for Big Finish, in the brand new Doctor Who audio dramas – The Tenth Doctor Adventures.
For more information surrounding Miss Atom Bomb and to book tickets head over to the St James Theatre website.