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29 May

As part of the city-wide sourced Bristol Arts Channel on YouTube, Bristol Old Vic will screen its acclaimed macabre musical THE GRINNING MAN, free to view for one week from 7pm on Friday 26 June 2020. Watch the trailer for this 'bootleg capture' here...

09 Jan

Producers of THE GRINNING MAN have welcomed in the new year with a new extension – the award-winning transfer from Bristol Old Vic is now booking at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios until 14 April 2018. Why are folks raving? Why haven't you seen it yet?

20 Dec

THE GRINNING MAN got its London premiere this week at the West End's Trafalgar Studios and is capturing the hearts of audiences and reviewers alike. Whether it's the puppets, the haunting score or the fantastic lead performance from Louis Maskell, we've rounded up the best reviews for your pleasure and perusal...

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End premiere (on 14 December 2017) of macabre musical masterpiece THE GRINNING MAN, which has transferred to Trafalgar Studios after its award-winning 2016 world premiere at Bristol Old Vic. In addition to capturing the creepy atmosphere and Trafalgar transformation, Perry caught up with show stars Louis Maskell, Sanne den Besten and Amanda Wilkin, as well as fellow #StageFave Hannah Waddingham, who recently recorded her own version of one of the show's songs...

18 Dec

As THE GRINNING MAN officially receives its West End premiere tonight (18 December 2017), let's catch up on celebrities recording their own signature takes on songs from the show... After the releases earlier this month of Alexander Armstrong, Louise Dearman and Harry Enfield's efforts, it's now the turn of Kelsey Grammer, Matt Lucas and Hannah Waddingham to put their own spins on this most gothic of new musicals...

07 Dec

The story of last night in the West End wasn't just HAMILTON's. At Trafalgar Studios, the transfer of Bristol Old Vic's THE GRINNING MAN had its first performance. See how the cast handled the clash. Plus, celebrities are queuing up to record their own takes on songs from the show. Watch Alexander Armstrong, Louise Dearman and Harry Enfield do their thing...

30 Oct

Lots of returning cast and several exciting new faces for the London transfer of THE GRINNING MAN. Sanne den Besten, Mark Anderson (fresh from The Toxic Avenger) and Julie Atherton are amongst those joining original stars Julian Bleach and Louis Maskell at Trafalgar Studios in December...

06 Oct

Creepy does it! We predict this may become another cult hit. Bristol Old Vic's fantasy gothic musical THE GRINNING MAN, starring Shockheaded Peter legend Julian Bleach and Louis Maskell, is coming to the West End's Trafalgar Studios.... just in time for a very alternative Christmas.