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The year is 1943 and we’re losing the war. 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 in Summer 2021 with 14 exclusive work-in-progress performances.

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.

Recommended for ages 6+.

Previous praise for Operation Mincemeat:

★★★★★ ‘”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

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