The Grinning Man

The Grinning Man Tickets

Trafalgar Studios 1 , London, SW1A 2DY
4.5 out of 5, based on 11 ratings and 11 reviews.
  • Following its hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic, the critically acclaimed new musical The Grinning Man has transferred to the West End and “demands to be seen” (The Times).

    From Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse) and writer Carl Grose (Kneehigh) and featuring “an outstanding score” (Sunday Times) by Tim Phillips and Marc TeitlerThe 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...

    Original cast members Louis Maskell (Fiddler on the Roof), Sean Kingsley (Les Misérables, Billy Elliot) and Ewan Black (Sleeping Beauty, The Merchant of Venice) reprise their roles for the West End. The cast also includes Sanne den Besten (Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!), Mark Anderson(The Toxic Avenger), Julie Atherton (Avenue Q), Jim Kitson (Much Ado About Nothing), Sophia Mackay (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin) and Amanda Wilkin (Hamlet).

    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 Trafalgar Studios until 14 April 2018, book your The Grinning Man tickets today! 

    Please note: Recommended for brave 12-year-olds and above. Some scenes contain sexual references and swearing.

    *PLEASE NOTE: ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags into the theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

  • Trafalgar Studios 1

    SW1A 2DY

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    5 Stars
    'Defies theatrical convention by keeping its hand on its heart and its tongue in its cheek'


    5 Stars
    'Burstingly fresh, a riot with a heart. An audacious gem of rare quality'


    4 Stars
    'Blackly comic brilliance... Weird and wonderful, a dark delight'


    'A dark delight'


    'The best puppetry since War Horse'


    'An extraordinary amalgam of fairytale, puppetry, romantic drama and black comedy'