Opening 29 Mar
Opening 29 Mar
Yep, it’s the cult show that keeps returning and which gathers more fans as it rolls around London venues (New Diorama, Southwark Playhouse and now Riverside) playing bigger stages and allowing its cast to rewrite and refine what was already a delicious comic musical on its first outing. Who knows, it will probably be at the London Palladium next. It deserves to be, because this wonderfully inventive and very silly musical account of a top-secret WW2 operation to trick Hitler into believing that British troops were going to invade Sardinia is very witty, beady-eyed about the British class system and touching too.
After sold-out runs at New Diorama Theatre in 2019 and Southwark Playhouse in 2020, 2021 & 2022, plus an extended run at Riverside Studios in the summer of 2022, SpitLip's hit fringe musical Operation Mincemeat transfers to the West End in 2023. The year is 1943 and we’re losing the war. Luckily, we’re about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse. Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, 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 question is, how did a well-dressed corpse wrong-foot Hitler? Directed by Rob Hastie, with choreography by Jenny Arnold. Operation Mincemeat was written and created by SpitLip, made up of David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts. Age Recommendation: 6+