Spitlip's critically-acclaimed musical Operation Mincemeat will transfer to the West End, it has been announced. The show will play a limited season at the Fortune Theatre, in Covent Garden, from 31 March to 8 July.

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

Singin' in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, Noel Coward meets Noel Fielding, 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 won The Stage Debut award for Best Composer/Lyricist, the Off-West End award for Best Company Ensemble, and was listed in The Observer‘s Top 10 shows of the year.

Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre, co-commissioned by The Lowry. Supported by the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Additional support from Avalon.

Directed by Donnacadh O'Briain, with choreography by Jenny Arnold, set & costume design by Helen Coyston, lighting by Sherry Coenen and sound design by Mike Walker.

Operation Mincemeat is written & composed by SpitLip – David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts.