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Photo credit: Operation Mincemeat (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

‘Operation Mincemeat’ to return for extended run at Southwark Playhouse

Earlier performances were suspended due to the pandemic.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The multi-award-winning production Operation Mincemeat will reopen at Southwark Playhouse this summer, after a second run was cancelled last year. Operation Mincemeat will return for 14 work-in-progress performances from 23 July - 7 August followed by a full run from 9 August - 18 September. 

Set in 1943, Operation Mincemeat dramatises an undercover mission that helped lead the British to victory in World War II. The production bills itself as "Singin' in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train."

Operation Mincemeat is written and composed by SpitLip: David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts. For the upcoming run, SpitLip have rewritten the show, and will be debuting the new production at Southwark Playhouse.

For the musical's earlier runs, Operation Mincemeat won The Stage Debut award for best composer/lyricist and the Off West-End Award for best company ensemble.

Operation Mincemeat is directed by Donnacadh O'Briain, choreography by Jenny Arnold, scenic and costume design by Helen Coyston and lighting design by Sherry Coenen.

Operation Mincemeat is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 July - 18 September.

Photo credit: Operation Mincemeat (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

Article Originally Published: 7 June 2021

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