About The Grinning Man

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.

Offers

  • Save up to 32% - Price Band A

    Valid Mon to Thu 12 Jan - 10 Mar 2018. Book by 4 Feb 2018
    save up to 20
    From
    42.5
    62.5
  • Save up to 29% - Price Band C

    Valid Fri-Sat from 12 Jan - 10 Mar 2018. Book by 4 Feb 2018
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    25
    35
  • Save up to 31% - Price Band C

    Valid Mon to Thu 12 Jan - 10 Mar 2018. Book by 4 Feb 2018
    save up to 10
    From
    22.5
    32.5
  • Save up to 22% - Price Band B

    Valid Fri-Sat from 12 Jan - 10 Mar 2018. Book by 4 Feb 2018
    save up to 10
    From
    35
    45

Performance dates & times

You can book from 22-Jan-2018 to 14-Apr-2018

Mon
  • 19:30
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • -

Important Information

Some scenes contain sexual references and swearing.

Trafalgar Studio One

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

14 Whitehall London SW1A 2DY
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
  • Parking: Some people may still know Trafalgar Studios as the Whitehall Theatre. Use both names if asking for directions.
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381 (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets