The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios 1

Trafalgar Studios 1
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
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Following its hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old, 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), 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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Trafalgar Studios 1 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

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Nearest Tube: Charing Cross

Access description: One shallow step up from the street through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office opposite. All staircases have handrails and steps are highlighted. 25 steps down then up 10 steps in to the auditorium (3 steps between rows). Theatre opens 1 hour before performance.

Sound Amplification: Infrared system in the auditorium with 16 headsets, available from the box office with a deposit. Check with Box Office which seats in the auditorium have best reception.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium by prior arrangement with the theatre, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. You will be seated in an aisle seat.

Disabled Access: No spaces for people who need to remain in their wheelchairs. Transfer seating is available to Row A (3 spaces) and K (1 space). Access to Row A is through the Stalls Bar and Row K is up 14 steps. Wheelchair users must bring 2 people to help with the steps. The theatre can store a maximum of 3 wheelchairs per performance. Venue is not suitable for scooters.

Toilets: 22 steps up from the foyer to women’s and men’s. More toilets off the Stalls Bar.

Disabled Toilets: No adapted WC.

Trafalgar Studios 1 Seat Plan

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The Grinning Man Customer Feedback

2018-05-04 This show left me speechless. It may have been one of the best theatrical pieces I have ever witnessed.
2018-05-01 An incredibly production with insane set and amazing production aswell as performance.
2018-04-20 Music very good. Mix of legend, morality play and whimsy of puppetry very nice BUT any chance it could be a bit shorter? The jester was a nice touch.
2018-04-14 Creative, entertaining and very enjoyable.
2018-04-07 Fantastic would see it again
2018-03-30 It has been magical! I loved it! Absolutely brilliant cast, scenography and the puppets ..exspecially the wolf thanks to the two actors who brilliantly managed to give it life!
2018-03-20 Fantastic , I had a great night , Being near the front it was up close and personal , and I loved it . Great cast , great venue , great music
2018-03-12 Everything about it was outstanding - the cast, puppeteers, the costumes and the sheer imagination of the production. In particular, the actors really could sing and were a joy to listen to, especially Sophia Mackay.
2018-03-11 Fun, inventive, good songs, brilliant sets-a great evenings entertainment and so different
2018-03-09 My husband and I absolutely loved this show. The story was wonderful, the staging imaginative, especially the use of the puppets which were so skillfully moved. Every single cast member was superb but we have to pick out Louis Maskell, his physicality was mind blowing and his voice, stunning. A fantastic show
2018-03-08 Very different, creepy, interesting...... cast worked so hard ... staging and puppetry stunning...
2018-03-04 Great humour and original score - well done!
2018-03-04 Amazing show with a brilliant cast. You'll laugh a lot, cry a little and be drawn into the show as the story unfolds and be moved. Not to be missed if you get a chance to see it.
2018-03-04 Inventive and fun and charming and hilarious
2018-02-25 Amazingly cast - really well acted and kept my attention all the way through!
2018-02-17 Brilliant show, great sings and excellent puppetry!
2018-02-10 Very intelligent show. Great score and story telling with a hugely talented cast. The staging was very well done. Quite a long show at 2h 40m but the time flew. This is well worth seeing
2018-02-06 Original style of production and strong performances
2018-01-29 Absolutely brilliant! Loved it all.
2018-01-26 Engaging and magical. A spectacle of a show!
2018-01-25 Very well done super cast of young artists and older members equally good. Excellent production values. Predominantly young audience.
2018-01-20 A very good and intensive show

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Performance Times
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Additional Information
Preview From: 5 December 2017
Opening Night: 5 December 2017
Booking Until: 5 May 2018
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