Operation Mincemeat

14 May - 15 June, 2019


The year is 1943 and we’re losing the war. Luckily, we’re about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse.

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 is Singin’ In The Rain meets Strangers On A Train, Noel Fielding meets Noel Coward, in a new collaboration between three members of award winning Kill the Beast and glam-punk composer Felix Hagan.

Want to hear songs from the show? Listen for free on SoundCloud here

This production is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund for Organistations, Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Halls Foundation, Rhinebeck Foundation and Michael Eckett.

Operation Mincemeat was comissioned by New Diorama Theatre, and co-commissioned by The Lowry.

Quotes & Reviews


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


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


★★★★ “It’s whip-crack rhymes are fast and funny… the script is well-seasoned with smart, silly asides.” Time Out


★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★★ London Theatre 1
★★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls
★★★★★ Upper Circle 

The Company


SpitLip is a new musical theatre collaboration between three members of award-winning comedy troupe Kill the Beast - Zoe Roberts, David Cumming and Natasha Hodgson - and glam-punk composer and band leader Felix Hagan. Having collaborated on several Kill the Beast shows as well as UK tours for Felix Hagan And The Family, they can’t wait to smash comedy into rock into sweat into war, and see what hits the ground.

Between them, they have performed all over the world, featured on BBC Radio, and written for stage and screen.They’re hugely excited to bring their trademark fast-paced energy, intricate lyrics and joyful stagecraft to a story that tackles national pride, dumb luck and what the hell we’re all fighting for in the first place.

www.spitlip.com / @spitlip


Written and composed by SpitLip.

SpitLip are David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson & Zoe Roberts.


Cholmondeley - David Cumming
Montagu - Natasha Hodgson
Jean - Rory Furey-King
Hester - Jak Malone
Bevan - Zoe Roberts


Musical Director & Keys - Felix Hagan
Bass Guitar & Synth - Ellen O'Reilly
Drums - Lewis Jenkins

Creative Team

Set & Costume Designer -  Helen Coyston
Lighting Designer - Sherry Coenen
Sound Designer - Dan Balfour
Sound Operation - Marcello Coppola
Stage Manager - Eppie Conrad

Cast & Creatives



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