Written and composed by SpitLip
Operation Mincemeat which was due to run in The Large from 14- 23 May 2020 will no longer be playing these dates and is currently being rescheduled, with the exact dates to be confirmed. If you have tickets, please hold onto them for now and we will be in touch regarding the dates for the new run as soon as we can. If you have tickets for the original dates you will have priority booking for the new dates, unless you request a refund in which case you will not (but can book as usual for the new dates, if you want to, subject to availability.)
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 Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, Noel Fielding meets Noel Coward. Join us in discovering 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 has been nominated for ‘Best Ensemble in a New Production of a Play or Musical’ at the Broadway World Awards 2019 and for five Off West End Awards including Best New Musical, Best Company Ensemble, Best Set Design, Best Musical Director and Best Sound Design. The team also recently took home the prestigious Stage Debut Award for “Best Composer/Lyricist.”
Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre, co-commissioned The Lowry. Supported by the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Additional support from Avalon.
The Press on Operation Mincemeat at New Diorama Theatre
★★★★★ ‘Glows with theatrical invention and delivers laughs by the gallon. Unmissable.’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ ‘A masterclass of macabre musical comedy, masterfully performed.’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘Its whip-crack rhymes are fast and funny. The script is well-seasoned with smart, silly asides.’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘A finely varied score, and lyrics that shame most big musicals by their dexterousness and ingenuity.’ The Observer