The Grinning Man
At the city fair, a grotesque oasis of entertainment, a strange new act has arrived. Soon everyone from the gutter-rats to the new queen has fallen for the hand-made freak Grinpayne and his hideously beautiful face. But who is he really? And how did he come to be so marked? Together with an old man, a blind girl and wolf he has a surreal story to tell. Dreams are lived, destinies entwined and the darkest desires are made monstrous flesh in a musical like no other. Based on The Man Who Laughs
by Victor Hugo.Book by Carl Grose. Music Marc Teitler. Music Tim Phillips. Lyrics Carl Grose. Lyrics Tom Morris. Lyrics Tim Phillips. Lyrics Marc Teitler. Producer Bristol Old Vic. Director Tom Morris. Design Jon Bausor. Design Finn Caldwell (puppets - for Gyre & Gimble). Design Toby Olie (puppets - for Gyre & Gimble). Director Finn Caldwell (puppets - for Gyre & Gimble). Lighting Richard Howell. Music Tim Phillips. Music Marc Teitler.