New British musical The Grinning Man is set to transfer to London at the end of this year. With a book by Carl Grose, the musical is based on the novel The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo. The story follows an orphan named, Grinpayne, who is scarred with a horrible smile, which he uses a bandage to cover his face and hide. It has music by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler, with lyrics by Grose, Philips and director Tom Morris.
It’s been a decent year for new, great British musicals. While everyone is still talking about Jamie, Conor McPherson’s Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country is gearing up for a West End transfer, and a personal highlight of the year is the Menier’s peppy production of Adrian Mole. At Trafalgar Studios, direct from Bristol, there’s another success story brewing in The Grinning Man... Read more