Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Event Series Event Series: The Grinning Man

The Grinning Man

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$84

“Welcome to a time in history that never was, to a world wildly different and yet weirdly similar to your own…”

Following an extended West End run and an explosive world premiere at Bristol Old Vic as part of the theatre’s 250th season, The Grinning Man is a magical and macabre musical based on the novel The Man Who Laughs, written by the globally celebrated author Victor Hugo (Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), and will make its Australian Premiere at the Alex Theatre St Kilda in April 2024.

This award-winning musical is a fairy-tale love story streaked with pitch-black humour, lashings of Gothic horror and swashbuckling adventure. This “gothic, dark world of magic and mayhem” (WhatsOnStage) is brought to life by Carl Grose (Robin Hood), with an “outstanding score” (The Sunday Times) by Tim Phillips (Game of Thrones), Marc Teitler (The Magician’s Elephant) and Tom Morris (War Horse).

A strange new act has arrived at Trafalgar Fair’s freakshow.

Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile?

In the grim and blackened streets of Trafalgar Square, with the help of an old puppeteer, his pet wolf and a blind girl, Grinpayne’s tale is told. Desperate to know the terrible secrets of his mysterious past and discover the truth of his gruesome disfigurement, Grinpayne leaves everything he knows and loves behind and embarks on a journey into an even crueller world. An epic tale of gothic horror, laughter, hope and humanity’s deep desire to be ‘seen’ and loved for who we truly are – in our darkness and our light.

Details

Date:
May 2
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
$84
Website:
BOOK NOW »

Location

Alex Theatre St Kilda
1/135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC
Melbourne, 3182
+ Google Map
Phone
(03) 8534 9300
View Location Website