“This stunning new musical demands to be seen” – The Times

“The best British score in years” – Whatsonstage

“Blackly comic brilliance” – The Daily Telegraph

“Powered by a memorable, soaring score” – The Sunday Times


London’s new smash hit musical The Grinning Man, now playing at the Trafalgar Studios.

This critically acclaimed, award-winning production transferred into the West End in December last year, following a hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic, and has become an instant hit across the board – with a wealth of critics, bloggers and audiences raving about The Grinning Man‘s new London incarnation. The show receives huge praise and standing ovations at every single performance, with news of the riotous audience reaction spreading sensationally via word of mouth.

As with the Bristol run, the critics have heaped praise on the show too, with a wealth of glowing reviews for the London production. The Times said “the cast are outstanding”, adding that “it’s a triumph”. The Observer hailed the production as “miraculous” and the Daily Telegraph raved about the “spectacular puppetry”. The Sunday Express called it “brilliant production” and praised the “awe-inspiring” puppetry. What’s On Stage sums it up: “It is a remarkable, entrancing achievement and a treat for anyone who likes their storytelling with plenty of dark magic thrown in.”


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