The Grinning Man
part of the rose bruford london season 2024
The Grinning Man by Carl Grose, Tom Morris, Tim Phillips, Marc Teitler
The Grinning Man is a fairy-tale love story with horror, humour and swashbuckling adventure. Grinpayne doesn’t know where he came from or how he got his dreadful smile. When the freakshow arrives in London, his fame spreads and Grinpayne is drawn into the dangerous world of the aristocracy in a deadly bid to find out his story.
Adapted from the Victor Hugo novel, The Man who Laughed, by Carl Grose (Kneehigh) and first performed at Bristol Old Vic, this weird, macabre musical transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2017 and received rave reviews.