Operation Mincemeat (West End)
Ends Sep 2024 2h 10m
Operation Mincemeat (West End)
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Operation Mincemeat (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

87%
(237 Ratings)
Positive
85%
Mixed
11%
Negative
4%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Hilarious

About the Show

The award-winning comedy musical about a corpse used to win a war transfers to the West End.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (237)

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53 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like fun

Don't see it if You don’t have a sense of humour

63 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Quirky, Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want an entertaining night at the theatre with great songs, a show filled with humour, drama and heart.

Don't see it if You want an 100% accurate retelling of a WW2 story. The show has tried to stay as historically accurate as they can, it is still a comedy.

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Hilarious, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like a comedy that's also clever, has fantastic songs and want to learn more about the story.

Don't see it if A more serious take on the story is more your thing, but I can't think of any reason not to see this, it's fantastic!

56 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Great singing, Refreshing, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like funny, unique, and brilliantly designed shows with a fab original score

Don't see it if you are looking for something more serious Read more

50 Reviews | 3 Followers
96
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like World War Two or spy dramas with a twist (it's a musical and a comedy) or surprise Ian Fleming moments! or a good laugh...

Don't see it if you prefer more serious dramas about World World Two or fighting fascism, or you're allergic to singing, dancing upper class types

69 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to laugh your butt off and love clever humor.

Don't see it if you want a big show.

62 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You absolutely need to. I swear one of the best musicals I have seen.

Don't see it if No, just go and see it.

52 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Clever

See it if The acting is incredible, the performance around a real story of the MI5 is a masterpiece. Totally recommended

Don't see it if You don't want to spend a good time. Or you don't like funny musicals

Critic Reviews (14)

BroadwayWorld
May 10th, 2023

" 'Operation Mincemeat' [is] the unlikely diamond of the West End. It has everything: an enthralling plot inhabited by surprising characters, a game of egos and justice, a ruse in the ruse, and a cast who deserve to be showered in awards."
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The London Evening Standard
May 10th, 2023

" 'Mincemeat' the musical has wit, charm, a subversive attitude to gender, a surprising amount of pathos, and a Eurobeat number for a Nazi boyband."
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Time Out London
May 10th, 2023

"Really, it’s a delight from start to finish. Generally it avoids taking the war too seriously, and that’s fine...I’ll be intrigued to see how it holds up when the cast who created it moves on – their chemistry really is off the chart – but for now I think it’s safe to say that the operation has been a total success."
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 10th, 2023

"What the show has in winning spades ... is a Pythonesque delight in irreverence that doesn’t short-change the intellect, delineating the journeys each character goes on, the social transformation the war engendered, and the pathos attending the macabre plot."
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The Times (UK)
May 10th, 2023

"This would have been a five-star review had there not been a slight dimming of energy in an overextended second half that included a cheeky reference to King Charles’s crown and sceptre. My only other complaint is that at times it’s not possible to catch all of the intricate, fast-moving lyrics."
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London Theatre
May 11th, 2023

"The inspiring Operation Mincemeat will surely make us all want to fight to nurture more original musicals like this one."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
May 10th, 2023

"The aim may have been to make a dumb musical but there is nothing dumb about this cleverly written and flawlessly executed production. Don't be surprised if The Fortune Theatre have another long running show on their hands. God, it’s brilliant!"
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
May 9th, 2023

It’s very clear to see why this new British musical has seen such success, and has already amassed an army of loyal fans. The audience reaction on press night was one of overwhelming love for a hard working cast that delivers the goods. Operation Mincemeat is pure joy from start to finish, and a wonderfully unique addition to the West End.
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