Operation Mincemeat Tickets London Theatre

Operation Mincemeat Tickets

The year is 1943 and we’re losing the war.

Lyn Gardner avatar on Stagedoor
15 September 2021  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Yep, I know the arts pages in the media are all about the Colin Firth movie arriving this spring, but the brilliant SpitLip got there first (well actually Cardboard Citizens did a great immersive version way back in 2009) with this very witty, oddly moving and totally ingenious musical version of the story of how of a top-secret WW2 operation tricked Hitler into believing that British troops were going to invade Sardinia. It’s a got a very sly eye for the British class system and gender inequalities. Back at the start of 2021 I bet my entire stash of Jammy Dodgers that this show would be back and now it is with a six- week run. Good for my biscuit tin; better still for those who missed out on this gem of a musical last time round.”

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Luckily, we’re about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse.

Following sold-out runs at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019 and Southwark Playhouse in 2020, Operation Mincemeat is back. Having spent lockdown rewriting the show, weeping and eating biscuits, SpitLip are pleased to announce they will be debuting this newer, bigger and (somehow) even better version.

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?

Operation Mincemeat won The Stage Debut award for Best Composer/Lyricist, the Off-West End award for Best Company Ensemble, and was listed in The Observer‘s Top 10 shows of the year.

Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre, co-commissioned by The Lowry. Supported by the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Additional support from Avalon.

Age Recommendation: 6+

Critic reviews

Bursting with intelligent lyrics and catchy tunes

· Musical Theatre Review

Positively bonkers and unquestionably good musical

· Broadway World

A fizzy, clever, compelling new musical

· London Theatre

A surprisingly timely song-and-dance treat

· The Telegraph

As daring as it is comic

· The Independent

An ambitious, darkly humorous, highly original new musical that achieves lift-off repeatedly and joyously

· WhatsOnStage

A larky fringe hit with surprising depths

· Evening Standard

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Date & time

Until 19 Feb
Fri 14 Jan - Sat 19 Feb 2022, 3pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 35 mins


77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD London, UK · Get Directions

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