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. Critics raved anew about the macabre British musical last month when it opened in London. Watch the new trailer with press quotes and see our full critics’ round-up here.
The Grinning Man, directed by Bristol Old Vic artistic director Tom Morris, is led by Louis Maskell in the title role of Grinpayne and Sanne den Besten as Dea, with Julian Bleach as vengeful clown Barkilphedro. Also starring are Sean Kingsley, Julie Atherton, Amanda Wilkin and Mark Anderson. Based on Victor Hugo novel The Man Who Laughs, this romantic gothic musical love story is set in a fantastical world with a dark heart, brought to life by Kneehigh writer Carl Grose with a score by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler.