Operation Mincemeat (Riverside Studios)
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Operation Mincemeat (Riverside Studios)
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Operation Mincemeat (Riverside Studios) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(18 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
0%
Negative
6%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Quirky

About the Show

The award-winning whirlwind comedy about a corpse used to win a war returns.

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Member Reviews (18)

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304 Reviews | 105 Followers
83
Quirky, Delightful, Funny

See it if You liked the parody of 39 Steps, but wished it was a musical. Your sense of humour is BBC Radio comedy. You want to watch great actors.

Don't see it if You crave a highly polished show.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
80
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if you want to see an incredibly hard working cast playing multiple roles each, with some catchy songs and a great amount of wit.

Don't see it if you’re not remotely interested in the history this musical bases itself on or if you’re easily offended, as some of the jokes are a tad edgy Read more

65 Reviews | 6 Followers
11
Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal

See it if you want to see how not to do it

Don't see it if You have any sense. Read more

43 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Delightful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a fast paced musical with great songs, writing and laugh out loud moments.

Don't see it if You want something with a high production value - the set is minimal but is used really creatively.

39 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Everything about this show is incredible: the cast, the music, EVERYTHING. The five person cast immerses you in WW2.

Don't see it if If you're not into Fringe theatre this may not be for you.

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Quirky, Clever

See it if You like entertainment above all, with heart and soul

Don't see it if You have trouble with people playing several characters and gender blind

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
92
Masterful, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you want a fun show that makes you laugh and very unexpectedly cry, with a group of actors who bounce right off each other.

Don't see it if your looking for a big production musical - this one keeps it small and intimate, with relatively simple staging (done well though).

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Wish to experience great theatrical telling of historical events

Don't see it if Don’t not see this if the you have the chance

Critic Reviews (5)

The London Evening Standard
January 19th, 2022
For a previous production

This show takes you by surprise at every turn, with many clever ideas that come off, and some that don’t, but which still make you smile.
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 21st, 2022
For a previous production

With a versatile cast ... the piece makes shrewd points about old-world chauvinism. Shout-outs should go to director Donnacadh O’Briain, and to Gabriel Chernick, on keys and presiding over the small band.
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The Guardian (UK)
July 27th, 2021
For a previous production

There’s a lot of talent on show in 'Operation Mincemeat', but it would need several significant cuts to have a real emotional impact. It runs for two and a half hours; there is a sharper, shorter show buried inside.
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Time Out London
July 9th, 2021
For a previous production

‘Operation Mincemeat’ ... is itself slicker than it wants to appear, and clearly well-drilled. This really is an ensemble show, and SpitLip prove a winning one. Their style may not be for everyone, but you’d have to have a very stiff upper lip indeed for it not to break into laughter.
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The Independent (UK)
January 20th, 2022
For a previous production

It is a totally brilliant musical. [It] has the fast-paced humour of a fringe show, yet its full-length musical run time never feels like a drag. It certainly helps that the musical talent on display is exceptional.
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