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Operation Mincemeat

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There are some big, blowsy shows around in the West End, but this little belter is staging its own audacious invasion plan.

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Why See Operation Mincemeat?

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extended for the seventh time!

Winner of two Olivier Awards including Best New Musical! This audacious little show about an audacious plan regales audiences with one of WWII's most impossible stories! Billed as Noel Coward meets Noel Fielding with a bit of Hamilton and One Man Two Guv'nors thrown in, Operation Mincemeat tells the story of deception so incredible, you won't believe it helped us ultimately win the war - The question is, how did a well-dressed corpse wrong-foot Hitler?

Written by collective SplitLip, Operation Mincemeat's West End transfer comes following effusively reviewed stagings (22 five-star ones at that) at the New Diorama Theatre and the Southwark Playhouse, which saw the show win The Stage Debut award for Best Composer/Lyricist, the Off-West End award for Best Company Ensemble.

The current cast of Operation Mincemeat currently includes Emily Barber as Ewen Montagu & Others
Sen Carey as Charles Cholmondeley & Others, Chle Hart as Johnny Bevan & Others and many more. Don't miss your chance to enjoy this exciting new musical and hear this twisted chapter of our history, and how the ingenious plan saved 100s of lives!

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Opening night: 29 March 2023

Cast and Creative


Emily Barber as Ewen Montagu & Others
SeŠn Carey as Charles Cholmondeley & Others
ChlŲe Hart as Johnny Bevan & Others
Christian Andrews as Hester Leggatt & Others
Claire-Marie Hall as Jean Leslie & Others
Holly Sumpton as Ewen Montagu & Others
Geri Allen as Johnny Bevan & Others
Christian Andrews as Hester Leggatt & Others
George Jennings as Charles Cholmondeley & Others


Olivier Award - 2024

Best New Musical
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Jak Malone

Olivier Award Nominations - 2024

Best New Musical 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Zoe Roberts
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Jak Malone
Best Actress in a Musical - Natasha Hodgson 
Best Actor in a Musical - David Cumming
Outstanding Musical Contribution - Steve Sidwell

What we thought

HILARIOUS meticulous Unmissable

A riotous, heartfelt, and hilarious evening of escapism - the best form of entertainment - long may it run!

Meticulous performances, choreography, design, and song make this forgotten World War Two operation into an unmissable musical that leaves you educated and highly entertained.

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What you thought

1 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Catharine Iles: “Brilliant, loved it!”

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The cast are outstanding and... more

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