West End musical Operation Mincemeat has announced education and outreach offers to support groups accessing the show.
From aspiring West End performers to those who want to gain more confidence in performing, the producers of Operation Mincemeat have partnered with ATG’s West End Creative Learning department to offer pre-show workshops to schools and community organisations.
These workshops help students unpick the show ahead of their visit whilst putting their performance skills front and centre.
Led by West End practitioners, this practical pre-show workshop uses key moments from the show to unlock students’ potential.
After a professional warm-up, students work towards honing their skills, building characters, presence and performance techniques.
From slapstick routines and devising techniques to character work and comedy, the session is designed to ignite participant’s imaginations based on the musical. The show and workshops run until 21st September 2024 at the Fortune Theatre.
The workshops are offered to groups before their visit either at the Fortune Theatre, or as part of a wider engagement programme in partnership with the Imperial War Museum where students can explore World War Two and their Spies, Lies and Deception exhibition alongside their workshop.
The wider outreach offer and exhibition will run at the Imperial War Museum until 14th April, with pupils able to visit on Monday and Tuesday mornings for a guided tour to see actual artefacts relating to the actual Operation Mincemeat, before taking part in their expert-led theatre workshop.
About Operation Mincemeat
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, true story of the twisted secret mission that won us World War Two. The question is, how did a well-dressed corpse wrong-foot Hitler?