THE BEST REVIEWED SHOW IN WEST END HISTORY IS CURRENTLY RUNNING AT THE FORTUNE THEATRE IN LONDON’S WEST END
“a little show with a very big future.”
David Benedict, Variety
“a real triumph… has potential to become a cult classic. Go see it now with the original cast, so you can brag about it for years.”
Sarah Rappaport, Bloomberg
IRREPRESSIBLE WARTIME MUSICAL IS A WEST END TRIUMPH
Emma John, The Guardian
“Hilarious tale makes Mincemeat out of its rivals…Before curtain I talked to a fan seeing this for the seventh time. I wondered why anyone would see the same show seven times. Now I know.”
Neil Armstrong, Mail On Sunday
Sony Masterworks Broadway releases the Original Cast Recording to OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL. The best reviewed show in West End History is currently running at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End and features new music written and composed by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson, and Zoë Roberts, who form SpitLip. The digital album is available everywhere now with the CD format set for release on Friday, June 23 – preorder here.
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 premiered at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End on March 29, 2023 garnering 58 five-star reviews to date.
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.
OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL is directed by 2023 Olivier Award nominee 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 theNational 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.
OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL won The Stage Debut award for Best Composer/Lyricist and the Off-West End award for Best Musical Production and Best Company Ensemble. Following the first New Diorama Theatre run, Operation Mincemeat was listed in The Observer’s Top 10 shows of the year and most recently was listed in The Independent’s Top 15 shows of the year. The show is currently featured in the V&A’s Re:Imagining Musicals display, exploring how musicals have continuously reimagined, reinvented and reinterpreted themselves over time.
OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL is written and composed by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts, who form SpitLip.
OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL is presented in the West End by Avalon (in association with SpitLip), who have supported since the Southwark Playhouse runs. The show was commissioned by New Diorama Theatre, co-commissioned by The Lowry, and also supported by the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.
ABOUT OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL
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?
Tickets range in price from £19.50-£79.50 and are on General Sale from the Official Box Office at OperationMincemeat.com. Priority access to the best seats is available via the official mailing list. Group rate available for every show – please visit website for further details.
Sony Music Masterworks is a global entertainment company specializing in recorded music and live experiences. Theatrical productions and cast albums on its label imprint, Masterworks Broadway, include Shucked, Back to the Future, KPOP, Almost Famous, The Old Man and the Pool, Sing Street, Lempicka, POTUS, Macbeth (Daniel Craig), Flying Over Sunset, The Prom, SpongeBob, Harry Potter, Hello, Dolly! (Bette Midler), Kinky Boots and Once, plus the musicalfilm soundtracks The Prom, Tick, Tick…Boom!, and Matilda. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com.
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