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The Grinning ManTony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs. A romantic gothic musical love story, The Grinning Man is set in a fantastical world with a dark heart. It's brought to life by Kneehigh writer Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a Suitcase). The cast is led by Louis Maskell, who reprises the title role, and Julian Bleach, who plays Barkilphedro, a vengeful clown. Macabre, dealing with dark subject matter with some scenes of a sexual nature, it's also visually astonishing and an ultimately elating love story.

 

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The Trafalgar Studios are two venues housed within what was London's Whitehall Theatre. The building itself is Grade II listed, and is an excellent example of simple, unadorned Art Deco style. The interior, however, is spectacular, with complex, cubist designs and sweeping curves of moulding and ironwork. More about Trafalgar Studios

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £165  32% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  23% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  24% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Grinning Man
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th December 2017 to 17th February 2018
The Grinning Man, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | Same location as The Grinning Man
Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
The Grinning Man, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Grinning Man
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
The Grinning Man, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 7 minutes from The Grinning Man
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Grinning Man
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Grinning Man
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription reads ... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Grinning Man
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Grinning Man
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Grinning Man
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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Watatsumi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
7 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
Watatsumi is a high end Japanese restaurant at the prestigious Club Quarters Hotel, located just off Trafalgar Square right in the heart of London. Tradition Japanese ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from The Grinning Man
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from The Grinning Man
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes from The Grinning Man
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Grinning Man
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Grinning Man
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Grinning Man
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Grinning Man
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from The Grinning Man
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Grinning Man
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from The Grinning Man
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 

Trafalgar Studios events

 
Strangers In BetweenStrangers In BetweenStrangers In BetweenA West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay man, who runs away from his provincial home to seek acceptance and understanding in the metropolitan bustle of Sydney. Strangers in Between is "a play that relies deeply on the rapport between its actors" (The Stage) and its2018-01-20T15:00:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th January to 3rd February 2018
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
A West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay man, who runs away from his provincial home to seek acceptance and understanding in the metropolitan bustle of Sydney. Strangers in Between is "a play that relies deeply on the rapport between its actors" (The Stage) and its... More about this event
 
The Grinning ManThe Grinning ManThe Grinning ManTony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs. A romantic gothic musical love story, The Grinning Man is set in a fantastical world with a dark heart. It's brought to life by Kneehigh writer Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a 2018-01-20T14:30:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
Category: event

event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING  £22.50-£85
DATES  5th December 2017 to 17th February 2018
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs. A romantic gothic musical love story, The Grinning Man is set in a fantastical world with a dark heart. It's brought to life by Kneehigh writer Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a ... More about this event
 
 

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Strangers In Between
Strangers In Between
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Trafalgar Studios

A West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay ...More

 
Condo 2018
Condo 2018
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2018 

Various Venues London 1 minute walk from The Grinning Man

A collaborative exhibition by 46 galleries across 17 London spaces, Condo 2018 is a month-long city-wide art festival featuring some ...More

 
Lumiere London
Lumiere London
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Various Venues London 1 minute walk from The Grinning Man

A huge success when it lit up London for the first time two years ago, the Lumiere festival of light ...More

 
London International Mime Festival 2018
London International Mime Festival 2018
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Various Venues London 1 minute walk from The Grinning Man

Dialogue is minimal at the London International Mime Festival. Taking place at some of the city's best arts venues, from ...More

 
Belmont Ensemble Of London
Concerts | On 20th January 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

Peter Dyson conducts Mozart's Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus, plus Handel's Zadok The Priest, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah and selected ...More

Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Playhouse Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

Christian Slater, Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington star in the West End revival of David Mamet's ...More

 
Dress Or Drapery'
Exhibitions | On 20th January 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

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Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision ...More

 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 

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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

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Southbank Centre

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The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

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The CentrE17

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Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

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Having already pioneered bingo for young people with Rebel Bingo, the same team now present ...More

 
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