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.
The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios

Image: Trafalgar Studios


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Trafalgar Studios
Started: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Closed: Saturday 5 May 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

Background


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 05 December.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
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London SW1A 2DY

Box office tel: 0844 871 7632

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 5 December 2017

Press night:Monday 18 December 2017

Closes:Saturday 5 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £20

Cast


James Alexander-Taylor - Wolf/Kupsak

Mark Anderson - Dirry-Moir

Julie Atherton - Queen

Sanne Den Besten - Dea

Ewan Black - Trelaw

Julian Bleach - Barkilphedro

Christina Bloom - Ensemble

Jonathan Cobb - Ensemble

Leo Elso - Ensemble

Claire-Marie Hall - Ensemble

Sean Kingsley - Ursus

Jim Kitson - King

Sophia Mackay - Mother

Louis Maskell - Grinpayne

Loren O'Dair - Wolf

Amanda Wilkin - Josiana


Creatives


Author: Carl Grose
Composer: Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler
Lyricist: Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler
Director: Tom Morris
Designer: Jon Bausor
Costume designer: Jean Chan
Lighting: Rob Casey
Sound: Simon Baker
Movement: Jane Gibson
Puppetry: Gyre & Gimble

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