Which celebs are queueing up to sing songs from The Grinning Man?

07 Dec
Posted in: Features Videos
Author: Staff
Alexander Armstrong sings from The Grinning Man

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...

Celebrity takes on The Grinning Man songs

Celebrities have been so entranced by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler's music of THE GRINNING MAN that they have recorded unique versions of their favourite tracks from the show. These are being released on YouTube throughout December, and the first three - featuring Harry Enfield, Alexander Armstrong and Louise Dearman - are out now. Obviously, we already know #StageFave Louise Dearman can sing beautifully, but we're really stunned by just how strong Alexander Armstrong's voice is - West End musical debut on the horizon? - and Harry Enfield must be a consideration to out-creep the show's star Julian Bleach.

A strange new act has arrived at the fairground. Who is this youth and how did he get his hideous smile? Helped by an old man, a lone wolf and a blind girl, his story must be told. A tale of an abandoned child with a terrible secret. Paraded as a freak, then celebrated as a star, but only the sightless girl can truly love him for who he is. 

THE GRINNING MAN cast is led by Louis Maskell, in the title role of Grinpayne, and Julian Bleach, who plays Barkilphedro, a vengeful clown with a heart of lead. It has a book by Carl Grose, direction by Bristol Old Vic artistic director Tom Morris, design by Jon Bausor and puppetry by Gyre & Gimble. THE GRINNING MAN officially opens at Trafalgar Studios on Monday 18 December. 

Alexander Armstrong sings "Stars in the Skys"

Louise Dearman sings "Born Broken", with cast members Louis Maskell and Sean Kingsley

Harry Enfield sings “Laughter is the Best Medicine”