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23 Jul to 7 Aug 2021
Artwork by Bob King Creative
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.
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Age suitability: Not available
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London SE1 6BD
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Musical Director & Keys -Felix Hagan
Bass & Synth Bass - Ellen O’reilly
Drums & Percussion - Lewis Jenkins
Author: Spitlip: David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts.
Director: Donnacadh O’briain
Designer: Helen Coyston
Choreography: Jenny Arnold
Lighting: Sherry Coenen