SpitLip and Southwark Playhouse today announce a six-week extension of the critically acclaimed, sold-out current run of Operation Mincemeat  in The Large from 14 January – 19 February 2022

Operation Mincemeat is currently playing a sold out run in The Large originally set to finish this Saturday 18 September.

Tickets for the January/February dates are on sale at operationmincemeat.com 

Written and composed by SpitLip.
SpitLip are David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts.

Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain. Choreography by Jenny Arnold. Set and costume design by Helen Coyston. Lighting design by Sherry Coenen. Sound Design by Mike Walker.

Run: Friday, 14 January – Saturday, 19 February 2022

The year is 1943 and we’re losing the war. Luckily, we’re about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse. Following sold-out runs at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019 and Southwark Playhouse in 2020 and September 2021, Operation Mincemeat is back. Having spent lockdown rewriting the show, weeping and eating biscuits, SpitLip are pleased to announce they are extending the run of this newer, bigger and (somehow) even better version from 14 January through to 19 February 2022.

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.

Recent praise for Operation Mincemeat:

“Set firmly in the past, this is a little show with a very big future.” Variety

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

★★★★★ “An artisanal masterpiece” Daily Mail

★★★★★ “miraculous musical…extraordinary in every way” Daily Mirror

★★★★★ “Incredibly fun and funny… an absolute must-see” The Gay Times

“Currently killing it at Southwark Playhouse” Lyn Gardner, StageDoor

“This production has a heart of gold. West End impresarios should check it out immediately. It’s a contender.” The Spectator

★★★★★ Daily Express

Previous praise for Operation Mincemeat:

★★★★★ “Glows with theatrical invention and delivers laughs by the gallon. Unmissable.” WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ “A masterclass of macabre musical comedy, masterfully performed.” The Stage

★★★★ “Its whip-crack rhymes are fast and funny. The script is well-seasoned with smart, silly asides.” Time Out

★★★★ “A finely varied score, and lyrics that shame most big musicals by their dexterousness and ingenuity.” The Observer

For press enquiries and further information please contact Susie Safavi on 07875 277 913 or e-mail susie.safavi@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

or Victoria Wedderburn at Avalon on 07557160139 or e-mail vwedderburn@avalonuk.com 

Listings Information



Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Nearest Tube: Borough / Elephant and Castle



Friday, 14 January – Saturday 19 February 2022

See website for full schedule

Box Office





By Telephone

020 7407 0234


Ticket Prices



Students, Under 16’s, Unwaged, Registered disabled, Over 65’s

Registered disabled patrons can bring one companion free of charge.

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