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Synopsis
From Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), Kneehigh writer Carl Grose and featuring “an outstanding score” (Sunday Times) by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler, The Grinning Man is a magical reimagining of the classic novel by Victor Hugo (Les Misérables).
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.
Set in a fantastical world created by designer Jon Bausor (Bat Out of Hell), and brought to life with the “astonishing puppetry” (What’s on Stage) of Gyre & Gimble, the original War Horse puppeteers, The Grinning Man invites you to be seduced by the darkness at the Trafalgar Studios.
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Venue
Trafalgar Studios
14 Whitehall
LondonSW1A 2DY
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Running time
2hrs 30mins (including interval)
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Age
Suitable for ages 12+
Critic reviews
Defies theatrical convention by keeping its hand on its heart and its tongue in its cheek.
The Guardian
Weird and wonderful, a dark delight.
Daily Telegraph