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Bristol Old Vic to stream ‘The Grinning Man’ musical for free

Bristol Old Vic theatre company will stream The Grinning Man as part of its slate of new digital programming.

Critically acclaimed, this comically dark musical premiered in 2016 as part of their 250th Anniversary season. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel – The Man Who Laughs – this magical reimagining

This magical reimagining of Victor Hugo’s classic novel – The Man Who Laughs – is brought to life with visually stunning puppetry by the original War Horse puppeteers,  “an outstanding score” (Sunday Times) by Tim Philips and Marc Teitler and direction by Tony Award winner Tom Morris.

Set in a fantastical world, The Grinning Man is an epic tale of an abandoned child with a terrible secret. A disfigured youth who is desperate to hide and a sightless girl who longs to be discovered.

The six week digital programme launches on 29 May with the Company’s 2017 stage production of Messiah (until 5 June), an acclaimed dramatisation of Handel’s profound masterpiece; followed by Sally Cookson’s Olivier Award-winning production of A Monster Calls (5 -12 June) followed by The Grinning Man (26 June – 3 July).

Each production will preview on Friday evenings at 7pm and will be available through Bristol Old Vic’s website free of charge for a week. Further productions will be announced in due course.


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