The Grinning Man

The Grinning Man

A strange new act has arrived at the fairground.

Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Paraded as a freak, then celebrated as a star, only the love of a sightless girl can reveal his terrible secret.

Booking from: Monday, 23rd April 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 5th May 2018

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Following its hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old, the critically acclaimed new musical The Grinning Man has transferred to the West End and “demands to be seen” (The Times). 

From Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), Kneehigh writer Carl Grose and featuring “an outstanding score” (Sunday Times) by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler, The Grinning Man is a magical reimagining of the classic novel by Victor Hugo (Les Misérables).

A strange new act has arrived at the fairground. Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Paraded as a freak, then celebrated as a star, only the love of a sightless girl can reveal his terrible secret.

Set in a fantastical world created by designer Jon Bausor (Bat Out of Hell), and brought to life with the “astonishing puppetry” (What’s on Stage) of Gyre & Gimble, the original War Horse puppeteers, The Grinning Man invites you to be seduced by the darkness at the Trafalgar Studios.

The best puppetry since War Horse
The Mail on Sunday

Stellar storytelling. Triumphant
LondonTheatre.co.uk

As satisfying and heart-wrenching as anything you might see on stage at the moment
What's On Stage

A dark-hearted Christmas treat
The Daily Telegraph

This stunning new British musical demands to be seen. I simply loved it
The Times


Trafalgar Studio One on the Map

Read more info about Trafalgar Studio One.

Address:
14 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2DY

How to get there: (5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

Nearest underground: Charing Cross or Embankment
Nearest train: Charing Cross

Buses: 3, 9, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 153, 159