Kanata Theatre Presents: “Operation: Mincemeat”: an immersive retelling of a WWII Operation that turned the tide of war
Running November 5-9 & 12-15, 2019; Opening night to be attended by UK High Commissioner and Canadian veterans
The second production of Kanata Theatre’s 2019/2020 season strides headlong into the heady days of 1943 wartime Europe with “Operation: Mincemeat”, a retelling of the daring 1943 British military operation that fooled Hitler and helped steer the Allied Forces to victory in the Second World War. Written by Simon Corbel, and directed by Kanata’s Andrew Williams, “Operation Mincemeat” is a fast-paced, hilarious and unbelievable true story of a victory that, 76 years later, remains legendary for its ingenuity and cunning.
The show’s five main actors play over twenty different roles in this complex production, which includes 36 costumes and many locations on land and at sea. The production team has worked hard to create an accurate and immersive experience exploring not only the operation itself but the emotions of the people surrounding it.
“The cast and crew have done a phenomenal job bringing this play, the era and the wide range of characters to life,” said Andrew Williams, Mincemeat’s Director, “Audiences are going to walk away having learned a story about a fascinating piece of history”.
In recognition of Britain’s leadership in World War II, Kanata Theatre is also thrilled to be welcoming Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada, to opening night on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
As well, Kanata Theatre has gifted 10 tickets to veterans through the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 638) to attend the first show of this run in appreciation of their bravery and service to Canada and Canadians in missions past and present.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://kanatatheatre.ca, or by calling the box office at(613) 831-4435. Tickets are 23$.