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Operation Mincemeat Musical - London

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Dylan Smith4
#1Operation Mincemeat Musical - London
Posted: 7/1/23 at 7:59pm

I could not find a thread for this show specially but I need to share my thoughts on this one! Holy moly what a show! 
 

★★★★★(★)

In Operation Mincemeat, we take a look at a mission that helped the Allies during World War II. However, this task had many bumps in the road and was almost a complete failure. Nonetheless, the team worked hard and their mission was a success! This show is played by a VERY TALENTED (cannot say that enough) company of actors! 5 to be exact! 3 of whom wrote the show as well! I think it’s cool to see the writers of a show perform their own material as well! I went into this show knowing almost nothing and left being taught a lesson in history! Also, this was probably one of the funniest shows I have seen since seeing Company last year in New York! Throughout the show, it made me think of my Grandfather, who’s fascinated with World War II in Europe. I know for sure that he would love this production and would be talking about it for a long time! I for one will be talking about this show for a long time. As I mentioned earlier, this show teaches us a lesson of history. Kind of like Hamilton, or 1776 for example. This is one of those shows that I feel will be the next big musical sensation! I can feel it with this one. One can only hope that this little show will have a life outside the West End! Maybe Broadway next year? To anyone who’s in London between now and it’s scheduled closing in November, go see it! You won’t be disappointed! 


The idea is to work and to experiment. Some things will be creatively successful, some things will succeed at the box office, and some things will only - which is the biggest only - teach you things that see the future. And they're probably as valuable as any of your successes. -Harold Prince
Updated On: 7/1/23 at 07:59 PM

DCS
#2Operation Mincemeat Musical - London
Posted: 7/1/23 at 8:39pm

thanks for sharing your review!  The cast recording is available and it's a real treat...extremely funny and clever.  For anyone interested in learning more about Operation Mincemeat, there was a fun movie based on the story (although a little bit fictionalized) starring Succession's Matthew MacFadyen and Oscar winner Colin Firth released in 2021 that's available on Netflix.  The show has gotten raves in London, but I'm not sure how it would do on Broadway.  It's a piece of British WW2 history, but I don't know if US audiences would be that interested.  I hope I'm wrong and they do bring it over because I am very eager to see it!!!

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Dylan Smith4
#3Operation Mincemeat Musical - London
Posted: 7/1/23 at 8:47pm

When I talked with the cast, they said they want it to go to New York or at least have a continued life outside the West End. One of them said they had a large group of Americans the previous day and they all enjoyed it and also would like to see it in New York! This show was spectacular and I learned more about what went down during World War II. It’s definitely a major history lesson but told through musical comedy! Absolutely brilliant!


The idea is to work and to experiment. Some things will be creatively successful, some things will succeed at the box office, and some things will only - which is the biggest only - teach you things that see the future. And they're probably as valuable as any of your successes. -Harold Prince

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jkcohen626
#4Operation Mincemeat Musical - London
Posted: 7/1/23 at 11:07pm

I LOVED this show SO much!!! 

Some have said that it's too British, but I'd at least disagree that that's a problem. I just saw Prima Facie and there is SOOOO much more in that show that I didn't get than Operation Mincemeat. Barristers, King's Counsel, chambers, rooms and paying for them, the list goes on. It didn't ruin my appreciation/enjoyment (just feels weird to say I enjoyed it) at all. It was still fantastic. 

I'd KILL to see it come to New York!