A strange new act has arrived at Trafalgar Fair’s freakshow. Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? 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.
Following an extended West End run and an explosive world premiere at Bristol Old Vic as part of the theatre’s 250th season, this critically acclaimed musical will runs at The Alex Theatre St Kilda in April 2024.