Concord Theatricals secures rights to musical Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat cast on stage
Operation Mincemeat left to right is Zoe Roberts, Jak Malone, Natasha Hodgson and Claire-Marie Hall. Credit Matt Crockett

Concord Theatricals has officially acquired exclusive worldwide secondary licensing rights for the musical sensation Operation Mincemeat.

The hit show from David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson, and Zoë Roberts has been nominated for six Olivier Award nominations and is currently running in the West End.

The rights will allow new productions of the show by school, amateur and professional groups. Further information is available from

David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts said: “To join Concord’s absolutely mind-boggling roster is the honour of our lives. We wanted to write a musical that shows that no matter what you have at hand, no matter your set, your cast, your limits – you can create an incredible adventure.”

Producer Jon Thoday for Avalon added: “We are delighted Concord has acquired the non-replica rights for Operation Mincemeat, and look forward to aspiring theatre makers breathing further life into this production around the world in due course.”

Steven Greenhalgh, Concord Theatricals’ VP of Acquisitions Artistic Development commented: “We are immensely proud to be representing the global secondary licensing rights to the West End hit Operation Mincemeat. From small beginnings David, Felix, Natasha and Zoë spent years crafting this very special musical and Concord Theatricals has enjoyed supporting them every step of the way. In collaboration with Avalon, we look forward to encouraging our theatre makers to embrace all the wit, heart and sangria Operation Mincemeat has to offer. Mission accepted. Huzzah!”

Since its world premiere at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019, Operation Mincemeat has enjoyed successful runs at several theatres, culminating in a celebrated West End transfer to the Fortune Theatre in May 2023.

The production, directed by Robert Hastie and choreographed by Jenny Arnold, features SpitLip members David Cumming, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts, along with Claire-Marie Hall, Jak Malone, Seán Carey, Geri Allen, Christian Andrews and Holly Sumpton.

The musical, set in 1943, unfolds the astonishing true story of a covert operation that played a pivotal role in the Allies’ victory in World War II, questioning how a well-dressed corpse managed to deceive Hitler.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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