Operation Mincemeat - West End

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Fortune Theatre, London
Booking to 16 November 2024
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About Operation Mincemeat

Winner! Best New Musical – Olivier Awards 2024

Operation Mincemeat is the hilarious comedy musical now playing at the West End’s Fortune Theatre in London.

Winner of the 2024 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, 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.

The show comes to the West End following sold-out runs at the New Diorama Theatre, the Southwark Playhouse and Riverside Studios.

Operation Mincemeat is now booking at the Fortune Theatre to 16 November 2024.

★★★★★ “Perfection” – Daily Mail

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?

Starring Chloe Hart as Johnny Bevan & others; Emily Barber as Ewen Montagu & others; Christian Andrews as Hester Leggatt & others; Seán Carey as Charles Cholmondeley & others; and Claire-Marie Hall as Jean Leslie & others

Understudies are George Jennings , Jonty Peach, Geri Allan & 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)
★★★★ "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" - The Telegraph (Fortune Theatre)
★★★★ "A gloriously inventive wartime romp" - The Times (Fortune Theatre)
★★★★ "A West End triumph" - The Guardian (Fortune Theatre)
★★★★★ "Madcap and utterly marvellous” - Sunday Express (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)
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 16 November 2024
Age restrictions
6+
Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Venue Information

Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1
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Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre, London.  Book tickets to Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre, London with WestEndTheatre.com. You will be purchasing official London theatre tickets from an authorised retailer and member of the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Operation Mincemeat is playing at the Fortune Theatre in London
The running time of Operation Mincemeat is 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
The age recommendations for Operation Mincemeat are: 6+
Click on the Find Tickets button at the top or bottom of this page to buy tickets for Operation Mincemeat. You will be able to access the booking calendar to check ticket availability and see any exclusive offers or discounts.
Yes, Operation Mincemeat has matinee performances on the following days: Tuesday, Saturday

News about Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat reveals new cast to join the hit West End show [Updated]
Award-winning West End musical Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre in London has announced new cast members to join the company. Operation Mincemeat has played at the West End's Fortune Theatre since 2023, garnering over 65 five-star reviews from London theatre critics. The show recently won Best New Musical at the 2024 Olivier Awards. Joining the ensemble cast are Chloe Hart (Six The Musical - UK tour) as Johnny Bevan & others; Emily Barber (Bodies, Industry, Backstairs Billy - West End) playing Ewen Montagu & others; Christian Andrews (Cinderella, A Pissedmas Carol) as Hester Leggatt & others; Seán Carey (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Charles Cholmondeley & others; and Claire-Marie Hall continues in the cast as Jean Leslie & others. New understudies include George Jennings (Nell Gwynn - West End & Shakespeare's Globe) and Jonty Peach (SuperYou, Stranger Sings!), joining Geri Allan and Holly Sumpton. The new cast starts at the Fortune Theatre on 13 May 2024. The original Operation Mincemeat cast - David Cumming, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone and Zoë Roberts, will finish up this Saturday, 11 May 2024. It's currently unclear whether Geri Allan, and Holly Sumpton will remain with the cast. Operation Mincemeat is directed by 2023 Olivier Award nominated Robert Hastie (Standing at the Sky’s Edge), with choreography by Olivier Award nominated Jenny Arnold (Jerry Springer: The Opera). The creative team also includes Ben Stones (Sylvia) as Set and Costume Designer, Mark Henderson (Girl From the North Country) as Lighting Designer, and Mike Walker (Jerry Springer: The Opera) as Sound Designer. Also, Steve Sidwell (Beautiful) is Orchestrator and Vocal Arranger, and Joe Bunker is Musical Director. Georgie Staight is Associate Director, Paul Isaiah Isles is Associate Choreographer, and casting is by Pearson Casting. The show originally debuted at the New Diorama Theatre in London in 2019 and then played the Southwark Playhouse and Riverside Studios before moving into the West End. Operation Mincemeat is the fast-paced, hilarious and unbelievable true story of the twisted secret mission that won us World War II. The show recently extended its West End run for an 8th time, and is now booking to 16 November 2024 at the Fortune Theatre. The producers of Operation Mincemeat have also confirmed that they are eyeing a Broadway transfer for the show. Book tickets to Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre UPDATES: First published 5 May 2024 with initial casting information; Updated on 8 May 2024 with the addition of Sean Carey to the cast; Updated 9 May 2024
Operation Mincemeat extends again at the West End’s Fortune Theatre [Updated]
Smash-hit West End musical Operation Mincemeat at Fortune Theatre has extended its run again - for an eighth time! The show will now play until 16 November 2024. Operation Mincemeat powered into the Fortune Theatre after The Woman in Black left the West End after 33 years. And it looks like it could enjoy as long a run, given the 65 five-star reviews the show has scored since it first premiered. The show debuted at the New Diorama Theatre in London in 2019 and then played the Southwark Playhouse and Riverside Studios before moving into the West End. Billed as Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, and Noel Coward meets Noel Fielding, Operation Mincemeat is the fast-paced, hilarious and unbelievable true story of the twisted secret mission that won us World War II. The production is directed by 2023 Olivier Award nominated Robert Hastie (Standing at the Sky’s Edge), following his directorial support for the Riverside Studios run, with Olivier Award nominated Jenny Arnold (Jerry Springer: The Opera) as Choreographer. The cast includes David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone and Zoë Roberts, plusSeán Carey, Geri Allan, Christian Andrews and Holly Sumpton. The creative team also includes Ben Stones (Sylvia) as Set and Costume Designer, Mark Henderson (Girl From the North Country) as Lighting Designer, and Mike Walker (Jerry Springer: The Opera) as Sound Designer. Also, Steve Sidwell (Beautiful: The Musical) is Orchestrator and Vocal Arranger, and Joe Bunker is Musical Director. Georgie Staight is Associate Director, Paul Isaiah Isles is Associate Choreographer, and casting is by Pearson Casting. Operation Mincemeat won The Stage Debut award for Best Composer/Lyricist and the Off-West End award for Best Musical Production and Best Company Ensemble. Book tickets to Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre UPDATES: First published 21 September 2023; 5 February 2024 - updated with the latest booking extension date
Operation Mincemeat extends in the West End to February 2024
West End musical Operation Mincemeat has extended its run at London's Fortune Theatre to February 2024. The show has already extended three times, most recently to November. The new extension will see the show play the Fortune Theatre until 24 February 2024. Operation Mincemeat stars David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone and Zöe Roberts, and is written and composed by SpitLip, made up of made up of David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts. David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts said in a press statement: “We’re delighted and truly stunned that the gates to London’s West End remain unlocked for our little show, and cannot wait to spend Christmas and beyond with our gorgeous audiences - is ‘mulled sangria’ a thing?” Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre Directed by Rob Hastie, the show is playing the West End following sold-out runs at the New Diorama Theatre, the Southwark Playhouse and the Riverside Studios. It also got great reviews when it opened at the Fortune Theatre in May 2023. Billed as Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, and Noel Coward meets Noel Fielding, Operation Mincemeat is a fast-paced, hilarious and totally unbelievable true story about the twisted secret mission that won us World War II. The question is, how did a well-dressed corpse wrong-foot Hitler? The wider creative team includes Choreography by Jenny Arnold, the Musical Director is Joe Bunker, Set and costume design by Ben Stones, Lighting design by Mark Henderson, Sound design by Mike Walker, and the Orchestrator & Musical Supervisor is Stephen Sidwell. More about Operation Mincemeat tickets in London
Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre – Reviews ★★★★
Reviews are coming in for the West End transfer of Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre in London. The hit musical comedy is playing at the Fortune Theatre until 19 August 2023. The show stars David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone and Zöe Roberts, plus Seán Carey, Geri Allan, Christian Andrews and Holly Sumpton. Billed as Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, and Noel Coward meets Noel Fielding, Operation Mincemeat is a fast-paced, hilarious and totally unbelievable true story about the twisted secret mission that won us World War II. The question is, how did a well-dressed corpse wrong-foot Hitler? Operation Mincemeat - Photo by Matt Crocket The show has a Book, Music & Lyrics by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson & Zoë Roberts; and a creative team that 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. Operation Mincemeat has enjoyed great reviews for its various London seasons - including the New Diorama Theatre in 2019, the Southwark Playhouse in 2020, 2021 and 2022, and the Riverside Studios in 2022 - so will the London theatre critics love it all over again? Check out reviews from The Evening Standard, The Stage and more. More about Operation Mincemeat tickets in London
Operation Mincemeat musical heads to the West End
Hit musical comedy Operation Mincemeat is to transfer into the West End. Operation Mincemeat will play the West End's Fortune Theatre from 29 March 2023 for 8 weeks only until 8 July 2023. The news comes following sold-out runs for the show at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019 , the Southwark Playhouse at various points during 2020 - 2022, and the Riverside Studios from April to July this year. It also comes following the news that The Woman in Black, which has been playing in the West End, mostly at the Fortune Theatre, for 33 years, is set to close in the West End on 4 March 2023. Billed as Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, and Noel Coward meets Noel Fielding, Operation Mincemeat is a fast-paced, hilarious and totally unbelievable true story about the twisted secret mission that won us World War II. The question is, how did a well-dressed corpse wrong-foot Hitler? Written and composed by SpitLip, made up of made up of David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts, the show is directed by Rob Hastie. The show features Choreography by Jenny Arnold, the Musical Director is Joe Bunker, Set and costume design by Ben Stones, Lighting design by Mark Henderson, Sound design by Mike Walker, and the Orchestrator & Musical Supervisor is Stephen Sidwell. Operation Mincemeat has enjoyed great reviews for its various London seasons, with TimeOut calling the show a "glorious spoof musical" and The Stage a "masterclass of macabre musical comedy, masterfully performed”. A movie version of the Operation Mincemeat true story was released by Warner Bros. in April this year, starring Colin Firth, directed by Shakespeare in Love director John Madden. More about Operation Mincemeat tickets in London

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