‘Operation Mincemeat’ to transfer to the West End

The musical opens at the Fortune Theatre.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: Operation Mincemeat will now play at the Fortune Theatre to 19 August.

Can you keep this secret? Operation Mincemeat will transfer to the West End in 2023. Operation Mincemeat begins previews at the Fortune Theatre on 29 March, with performances scheduled to 8 July.

The Operation Mincemeat musical is based on the World War Two mission of the same name. The musical follows two members of British intelligence dress a deceased man as a Royal Marines officer in order to acquire information from the enemy

After premiering at New Diorama Theatre in 2019, Operation Mincemeat then transferred to Southwark Playhouse, followed by a stint at Riverside Studios.

In a five-star Operation Mincemeat review for London Theatre, our critic said: “Operation Mincemeat is a fizzy, clever, compelling new musical… its mockery of the privileges of white masculinity, the insulating power of wealth, the recklessness of government guided by and for the few, also points at the frustrating and insidious truth of privilege: sometimes those rich jerks look like they're having so much fun.”

British theatre company SpitLip create Operation Mincemeat. The SpitLip company star: Natasha Hodgson, David Cumming, Zoë Roberts, Jak Malone, and Claire-Marie Hall, alongside Geri Allen, Christian, Seán Carey, and Holly Sumpton.

Rob Hastie directs, with choreography by Jenny Arnold, set and costume design by Ben Stones, lighting design by Mark Henderson, and sound design by Mike Walker.

Operation Mincemeat is at the Fortune Theatre.

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

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