Operation Mincemeat : A New Musical extends West End run into 2024

Operation Mincemeat : A New Musical has extended its acclaimed run at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End through to 24 February 2024.

Operation Mincemeat
Jake Malone, Zoe Roberts, Natasha Hodgson, David Cumming and Claire-Marie Hall. Photo: Matt Crockett

Operation Mincemeat : A New Musical has just announced its fourth extension at the Fortune Theatre, London taking its run through to the 24th February 2024. Tickets for the season extension are on sale Friday 28 July at 10am.


Operation Mincemeat : A New Musical is written and composed by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts is fast becoming the mouse that roared garnering 64 five-star reviews from reviewers worldwide.

David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts said: “We’re delighted and truly stunned that the gates to London’s West End remain unlocked for our little show, and cannot wait to spend Christmas and beyond with our gorgeous audiences  – is ‘mulled sangria’ a thing?”

After five sold-out development runs at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019 and Southwark Playhouse in 2020, 2021 & 2022, plus an extended Riverside Studios run last summer, Operation Mincemeat: A New Musical is now playing at the Fortune Theatre, former home of long-runner The Woman In Black.

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?

The production is directed by 2023 Olivier Award-nominated Robert Hastie (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, National Theatre – 2023 Best New Musical Olivier Award winner), following providing directorial support for the Riverside Studios run, while Olivier Award-nominated Jenny Arnold (Jerry Springer: The Opera, National Theatre) continues as Choreographer. Also from Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the National Theatre on the creative team are: 2023 Olivier Award nominated  Ben Stones (Sylvia, The Old Vic) as Set and Costume Designer, Tony Award, six-time Olivier Award and Bafta Award-winning Mark Henderson (Girl From the North Country, Broadway & Noël Coward Theatre) as Lighting Designer and Olivier Award-winning Mike Walker (Jerry Springer: The Opera, National Theatre) as Sound Designer. Grammy Award-winning and Tony, Emmy, Olivier award-nominated Steve Sidwell (Beautiful: The Musical, Broadway & Aldwych Theatre) is Orchestrator and Vocal Arranger. Georgie Staight joins as Associate Director and Paul Isaiah Isles as Associate Choreographer.

The 2023 Off-West End Best Musical Production Award-winning returning cast (Southwark Playhouse/ Riverside Studios), David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone and Zoë Roberts, are joined by: Seán Carey (returning Riverside Studios), Geri Allan, Christian Andrews and Holly Sumpton. Casting is by Pearson Casting.



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