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”Operation Mincemeat” announces initial cast for West End premiere

The cast of Operation Mincemeat
The cast of Operation Mincemeat
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Initial casting has been revealed for the forthcoming West End premiere of Operation Mincemeat.

Following previous runs at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019 and Southwark Playhouse in 2020, 2021 and 2022, as well as an extended run at Riverside Studios last summer, SpitLip’s celebrated musical is heading to the Fortune Theatre. The Woman in Black is scheduled to play its final performance at the venue on 4 March 2023, following a 33-year tenure.

Returning to the piece will be David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone and Zöe Roberts. Complete casting will be announced shortly.

Based on the true story of a plan to fool the Nazis using a dead body and a dossier of fake plans, the hit show got a glowing review when it first opened, being described as “two acts of glib glamour that glow with theatrical invention”.

Directed by Rob Hastie, the production features choreography by Jenny Arnold, musical direction by Joe Bunker, set and costume design by Ben Stones, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Mike Walker, and orchestrations and musical supervision by Stephen Sidwell.

Operation Mincemeat will run from 29 March to 8 July in the West End, with press nights set for 9 and 10 May. Tickets are on sale below.

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Operation Mincemeat

Closed: 21 April 2023