Following sold-out runs at the New Diorama Theatre, the Southwark Playhouse and Riverside Studios, hilarious comedy musical Operation Mincemeat is transferring into the West End for a strictly limited season.
Operation Mincemeat is Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train in this fast-paced, inventive, hilarious and unbelievable true story of the twisted secret mission that won us World War II.
Operation Mincemeat is playing at the Fortune Theatre until 23 September 2023.
What's the story of Operation Mincemeat?
The year is 1943 and we’re losing the war. Luckily, we’re about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse!
Operation Mincemeat is the true story of a Second World War MI5 operation with a macabre twist. This is a tale that pits some forged papers and a strategically deployed corpse against the Nazis. To distract German attention from a planned Allied invasion of Sicily, the body of a tramp who had died from eating rat poison was dressed in a Royal Marines uniform, equipped with misleading “top secret” documents, and set adrift off the Spanish coast as if he were the casualty of an air crash…. and it only gets more bonkers from there!
Who is in the cast of Operation Mincemeat?
The cast features David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone and Zöe Roberts , plus understudies Seán Carey,Geri Allan, Christian Andrews and Holly Sumpton.
Who are the creative team of Operation Mincemeat?
Operation Mincemeat has a Book, Music & Lyrics by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson & Zoë Roberts.
The creative team includes Director Robert Hastie, Choreographer Jenny Arnold, Set & Costume Designer Ben Stones, Lighting Designer Mark Henderson, Sound Designer Mike Walker, Orchestration & Vocal Arrangement Steve Sidwell, Casting Director Pearson Casting CDG, Musical Director & Piano Joe Bunker, Deputy MD & Keyboard Ben Cox, Bass Guitar & Bass Synth Rachel Espeute, Drums & Percussion Lewis Jenkins, Associate Director Georgie Staight, Associate Choreographer Paul Isaiah Isles, with Original Direction by David Cumming, Natasha Hodgson & Zoë Roberts, and Original Orchestration by Felix Hagan.
Reviews of Operation Mincemeat
★★★★★ "Brilliant thriller, brilliant comedy, brilliant musical" - The Stage (Fortune Theatre) ★★★★ "This gung-ho musical could be just what the West End needs" - Evening Standard (Fortune Theatre) ★★★★ "A joyously homegrown new comedy musical" - i News (Fortune Theatre) ★★★★ "The glorious spoof musical" - TimeOut (Fortune Theatre) ★★★★ "A Pythonesque wartime romp that doesn’t short-change the intellect" - The Telegraph (Fortune Theatre) ★★★★ "A gloriously inventive wartime romp" - The Times (Fortune Theatre) ★★★★ "Irrepressible wartime musical is a West End triumph" - The Guardian (Fortune Theatre) ★★★★★ "Madcap and utterly marvellous... an Absolute triumph.” - Sunday Express (Previous productions) ★★★★★ “A miraculous musical... part Mel Brooks, part SIX, part Hamilton with a side order of One Man, Two Guvnors” - The Mirror (Previous productions) ★★★★★ “This little belter is staging its own audacious invasion plan.” - Financial Times (Previous productions) ★★★★★ “Whoof! It blew the roof clean off" - Daily Mail (Previous productions) ★★★★★ “A masterclass of macabre musical comedy, masterfully performed” - The Stage (Previous productions) ★★★★★ “A glittering Second World War musical that is funnier than Hamilton…" - The Independent (Previous productions)
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