Tuesday, October 31

Full cast announced for The Grinning Man

Full casting has been announced for the West End production of The Grinning Man which  runs at Trafalgar Studios from 18th  December to 17th February with previews from 6th December.

Sanne den Besten (Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!) joins the cast as Dea, best friend of lead protagonist Grinpayne. She is joined by  Mark Anderson (The Toxic Avenger), Julie Atherton (Avenue Q), Jim Kitson (Much Ado About Nothing), Sophia Mackay (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin) and Amanda Wilkin (Hamlet). Completing the company are James Alexander-Taylor, Christina Bloom, Jonathan Cobb, Leo Elso, Claire-Marie Hall, and Loren O'Dair.
The new members join four principal returning cast members: Louis Maskell (My Fair Lady, West Side Story) leads the cast as Grinpayne (the show's hero): Julian Bleach (St George in the Dragon, Shockheaded Peter, The Tempest):  Sean Kingsley (Les Misérables, Billy Elliot) and Ewan Black (Sleeping Beauty, The Merchant of Venice) .

Directed by Tom Morris (War Horse), artistic director at Bristol Old Vic, the new musical is based on the novel The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, and is about a new act at the Stokes Croft fair - a hideously beautiful man. The show opened at Bristol Old Vic in December 2016, picking up a nomination for Best Regional Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards.

Tickets for The Grinning Man

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