Watch Louis Maskell, Sean Kingsley and special guest Louise Dearman perform "Born Broken" from The Grinning Man, which opens for previews at Trafalgar Studios later this week.

Directed by Tom Morris (War Horse), artistic director at Bristol Old Vic, the new musical is based on the novel The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, and is about a new act at the Stokes Croft fair with a hideous smile. The show opened at Bristol Old Vic in December 2016, picking up a nomination for Best Regional Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards.

In our review of last year's show, Matt Trueman wrote it was 'dark and stylish, it has the best British score in years'.

The Grinning Man runs at Trafalgar Studios from 18 December to 17 February, with previews from 6 December.

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