Miss Atomic Bomb at The Other Palace tickets
Miss Atomic Bomb at The Other Palace tickets

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Overview

Beloved British actress and comedienne Catherine Tate starred in a blazing new musical comedy that blasted into the St James Theatre for a hotly anticipated run. Fusing together emerging director Adam Long and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Bill Deamer (Top Hat), Miss Atomic Bomb is an entirely original musical inspired by 1950's bomb tests and beauty pageants.

Set in 1952 Nevada, Miss Atomic Bomb follows four friends who are forced to cope with everyday life as atomic bombs are being sent into the sky. Candy permanently puzzles over the mysterious deaths of her sheep, Joey deserts the army, Myrna adores styling perfect piglets and Lou desperately needs a suitable atomic gimmick for his turn at the Golden Goose. As bombs light up the sky, the friends soon realise that their time is limited. An ambitiously bizarre mix of the effects of tourism, nuclear testing and an overbearing military, Miss Atomic Bomb was a fresh and satirical new production that explored relevant and real world issues.

Catherine Tate starred as Myrna in this musical comedy after a critically acclaimed appearance in Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Tate is well-known for her comic turns in The Catherine Tate Show, Catherine Tate’s Nan, Big School and The Office. Dean John-Wilson, who also went on to star in the West End’s Aladdin played opposite Tate as Joey, alongside Florence Andrews (A Little Night Music) as Candy, Simon Lipkin (The Lorax, Assassins) and Daniel Boys (Avenue Q). Additional casting included the youngest member of the Strallen sisters, Sasi Strallen (Billy Elliot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

Written by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long, Miss Atomic Bomb was part of the spring season at the St James Theatre which was placing particular emphasis on leading roles for women. With plays and musicals that centred on true stories, the theatre were determined to feature more entertaining and substantial female roles. Miss Atomic Bomb was a fresh take on current musicals that pushes boundaries and offered an alternative to productions that were currently on in the West End and was an absolute blast.

Recommended for

Fans of new theatre will enjoy this fresh and ambitious musical. Catherine Tate fans will have the opportunity to see her fill an equally comic role.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for very young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval
Opened: 07 Mar 2016
Press night: 14 Mar 2016
Booking from: 09 Apr 2016
Booking until: 09 Apr 2016

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

34 Reviews Add review

This was a new production which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was different, satiric & comical, and the music was catchy. It reminded m... More

VancityGalinLondontown 5"3, 44 reviews, 15 helpful votes

This was a new production which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was different, satiric & comical, and the music was catchy. It reminded me of Hairspray at times. I came home wanting to listen to the music again. The cast was quite big for a small space, but the talent was incredible! Really enjoyed watching Dean John-Wilson, Simon Lipkin, Daniel Boys, & Catherine Tate! I hope the show returns at some point.

VancityGalinLondontown 5"3, 44 reviews, 15 helpful votes

This is a great comedy musical with a dark background. While being horrified by the history of testing atomic bombs you find yours... More

freddie12 5" 10, 41 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This is a great comedy musical with a dark background. While being horrified by the history of testing atomic bombs you find yourself laughing at lifes and loves of the people of Las Vegas. Great writing great show great acting eith Simon Lipkin stealing every scene hes in.

freddie12 5" 10, 41 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This was a brand new musical which was given a very hard time in the press. For my money, I thought it was thoroughly entertainin... More

samring 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This was a brand new musical which was given a very hard time in the press. For my money, I thought it was thoroughly entertaining and with a few tweaks could have been a real hit. The show was slightly let down by a lack of memorable songs, but what wasn't missing was fantastic energy from the cast and a brilliantly witty script. Catherine Tate absolutely stole the show and had the audience roaring. I would happily return to see the show in a few years time (although I doubt it'll get another shot unfortunately!)

samring 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The cast is exceptional, with west end heavyweights Simon Lipkin and Daniel Boys both doing what they do best, and Dean John Wilso... More

mickeyjotheatre 5"11', 86 reviews, 8 helpful votes

The cast is exceptional, with west end heavyweights Simon Lipkin and Daniel Boys both doing what they do best, and Dean John Wilson turning in a performance that has me looking forward to Aladdin. When Catherine Tate doesn't look bored, she's a winning comedienne and Florence Andrews proves herself a star. The show is a bit odd and while the material isn't as bad as the press reviews have branded it, the show certainly has a quirky style and sense of humour that not everyone may enjoy.

mickeyjotheatre 5"11', 86 reviews, 8 helpful votes

This show was all over the place! Very wacky and story line was questionable at times but it was enjoyable! I can't remember any o... More

georgedawes 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was all over the place! Very wacky and story line was questionable at times but it was enjoyable! I can't remember any of the songs but I have to commend the cast as they kept the whole piece a float!

georgedawes 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fun, romance, good music, great dancing and wonderful singing - a great night out!

JanOne 24 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Fun, romance, good music, great dancing and wonderful singing - a great night out!

JanOne 24 reviews, 7 helpful votes

I was entertained by this show despite the poor reviews.

rhiev 5' 6", 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

I was entertained by this show despite the poor reviews.

rhiev 5' 6", 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Funny & entertaining

dhaliwala 5"3, 104 reviews, 10 helpful votes

Funny & entertaining

dhaliwala 5"3, 104 reviews, 10 helpful votes

rukayacesar 5"7, 185 reviews, 37 helpful votes

rukayacesar 5"7, 185 reviews, 37 helpful votes