Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat Tickets

Fortune Theatre, London

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★★★★★ “Perfection” – Daily Mail

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 coming to the West End’s Fortune Theatre from 29 March 2023 for a strictly limited 8 week run.

What is Operation Mincemeat about?

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?

Operation Mincemeat features a multi-talented cast, to be announced.

In the Riverside Studios production, the cast included David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone, and Zoe Roberts.

Who are the creators of Operation Mincemeat?

The writers and composers of Operation Mincemeat are SpitLip, made up of David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts.

Operation Mincemeat is directed by Rob Hastie, with 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.


Reviews of Operation Mincemeat

★★★★★ "Madcap and utterly marvellous... an Absolute triumph.” - Sunday Express
★★★★★ “A miraculous musical... part Mel Brooks, part SIX, part Hamilton with a side order of One Man, Two Guvnors” - The Mirror
★★★★★ “This little belter is staging its own audacious invasion plan.” - Financial Times
★★★★★ “Whoof! It blew the roof clean off" - Daily Mail
★★★★★ “A masterclass of macabre musical comedy, masterfully performed” - The Stage
★★★★★ “A glittering Second World War musical that is funnier than Hamilton…" - The Independent
★★★★★  Average review score

Show Information

Age restrictions
6+
Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
29 March 2023 - 8 July 2023
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)
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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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