British musical The Grinning Man, which debuted at Bristol Old Vic last year, has announced it will run at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December 2017!
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.
From Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse) and Kneehigh writer Carl Grose, The Grinning Man is a magical reimagining of the classic novel by Victor Hugo (Les Misérables), featuring “an outstanding score” (Sunday Times) by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler, and set in a fantastical world brought to life with the visually stunning puppetry of Gyre & Gimble, the original War Horse puppeteers.
Following its hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic, The Grinning Man invites you to be seduced by the darkness from December 2017!
★★★★ “Defies theatrical convention by keeping its hand on its heart and its tongue in its cheek." - The Guardian
★★★★ “Blackly comic brilliance." - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “Weird and wonderful, a dark delight." - Daily Telegraph
“An extraordinary amalgam of fairytale, puppetry, romantic drama and black comedy” - StageTalk