TV: Tom Morris and Louis Maskell Talk New Musical THE GRINNING MAN

By: Nov. 20, 2017
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Acclaimed new musical The Grinning Man is coming to London's Trafalgar Studios this winter, playing 5 December to 17 February, 2018. Get a sneak peek of the show and watch interviews with the star and director below!

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, featuring a score 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.

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 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. Macabre, magical and visually astonishing, this ultimately elating love story is a distinctive delight that barges through the gateway carved by the Nineties cult hit Shockheaded Peter with the full-blooded emotion of Les Misérables.

Following its hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic, The Grinning Man invites you to be seduced by the darkness...

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