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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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Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £179  30% 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 £106  36% 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 £106  21% 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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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 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 Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018
The Grinning Man, 404 Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from The Grinning Man
Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes ...More
 
 
 
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 4th November 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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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes from The Grinning Man
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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
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So SPA Sofitel St James
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6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Grinning Man
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The Clarence
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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

 
Lonely PlanetLonely PlanetStaged in the run-up to London's Pride parade, Steven Dietz's moving and heartfelt two-hander set in 1980s America centres on two friends, Jody and Carl, as they struggle to come to terms with disturbing rumours of a plague sweeping through the gay community.2018-06-22T19:45:00+01002018-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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Lonely Planet
Killer JoeKiller JoeKiller JoeHe's more usually seen on the big screen but this spring/summer Pirates of the Caribbean actor Orlando Bloom takes to the London stage for the first time in 11 years playing a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire. Tracy Letts' blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe, comes to Trafalgar Studios as Bloom is joined by an all-star cast including Sophie C2018-06-22T00:00:00+01002018-08-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING  £22.50-£85
DATES  18th May to 18th August 2018
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
He's more usually seen on the big screen but this spring/summer Pirates of the Caribbean actor Orlando Bloom takes to the London stage for the first time in 11 years playing a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire. Tracy Letts' blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe, comes to Trafalgar Studios as Bloom is joined by an all-star cast including Sophie C... More about this event
 
Two For The SeesawTwo For The SeesawGary Condes directs Charles Dorfman and Elsie Bennet in William Gibson's comedy drama about an unhappily married Nebraskan lawyer, who relocates to late 1950s New York City and meets a sexy dancer from the Bronx with a string of failed relationships weighting her down.2018-07-12T19:45:00+01002018-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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Lonely Planet
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Staged in the run-up to London's Pride parade, Steven Dietz's moving and heartfelt two-hander set in 1980s America centres on ...More

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Theatre | Until 18th August 2018 

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He's more usually seen on the big screen but this spring/summer Pirates of the Caribbean actor Orlando Bloom takes to ...More

 
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Concerts | Until 1st July 2018 

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This summer, a number of top London venues are joining in on Soho Music Month, which launches this year in ...More

LIFT Festival
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Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

Various Venues London 1 minute walk from The Grinning Man

The London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if you prefer) returns to the capital in 2018 at theatres, arts ...More

 
London Festival of Architecture
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Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2018 

Various Venues London 1 minute walk from The Grinning Man

'Identity' gives the 2018 London Festival of Architecture its theme, fleshed out through walking tours, debates, exhibitions and family events ...More

 
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
Concerts | Until 12th July 2018 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

Three Royal Opera House productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer ...More

 
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2018
Exhibitions | Until 23rd June 2018 

Mall Galleries 2 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

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I Must Create A Master Piece To Pay The Rent
Exhibitions | Until 12th August 2018 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from The Grinning Man

The late American artist Julie Becker is given a survey exhibition highlighting her work in installations, sculpture, drawings, photographs and ...More

Albany Piano Trio
Concerts | On 22nd June 2018 

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

The group performs Judith Gingham's Chapman's Pool and Maurice Ravel's Piano Trio, Modere, Pantoum (Assez Vif), Passacaille (Tres Large) and ...More

The Festive Orchestra Of London
Concerts | On 22nd June 2018 

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

The orchestra performs Bach's Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor, Mozart's Divertimento No 3 In F and Pachelbel's Canon ...More

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The Mall

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Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
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Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
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Tate Britain

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