Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat tickets
Quirky new British musical Operation Mincemeat has its next assignment - in the West End. This fast-paced, inventive show is based on the true story of an MI5 operation in WWII which saw agents placing a corpse armed with fake government documents off the coast of Spain. Fringe theatre company SplitLip have turned the tale into a quirky musical with original songs and irrepressible creativity that will have you grinning from ear to ear. It runs at the Fortune Theatre after sold out seasons at Southwark Playhouse and Riverside Studios.
Booking until 25 January 2025

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:03330 096 690
Access Booking:0333 009 5399
Group Booking:020 7206 1174
Stage Door:020 7010 7900


Built after the First World War between the years 1922-1924, the venue originally opened as the Fortune Thriller Theatre with a production of Laurence Cowen's Sinners (1924).

During the Second World War, the Fortune Theatre was host to the Entertainment National Service Association, who were entertainers from the armed forces drawn to boost war time moral. Performances from the ENSA included John Galsworthy's first ever play, The Silver Box (1931).

Across the years, the venue has hosted stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Dirk Bogarde and Maureen Lipman, bringing productions such as Beyond the Fringe and Nunsense (1987) to the stage.

Since 1989, the Fortune Theatre has hosted Susan Hill's creepy thriller The Woman in Black, drawing in audiences from around the world. In 2012, the play was adapted into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe, sparking new interest in the stage show. It is said that the venue hosts its very own cloaked figure, which prowls the halls of the venue...

In 2019, the theatre hosted a Monday night residency of Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen novel. 

In 2022, it was announced that The Woman in Black would close in the West End after 33 years. In 2023, new British musical Operation Mincemeat opens at the Fortune Theatre for a limited season.

Past Shows

The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
(closed 4 Mar 2023)
(closed 27 Jul 2021)