Bristol Old Vic’s production will probably always stand in the shadow of the world conquering, barricade storming Les Misrables, but The Grinning Man is a macabre, melodramatic, Gothic masterpiece in its own right.
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The Tin Drum West Yorkshire Playhouse 4 Stars Tour Info On one level the story can seem simple, almost childish, with Nursery Rhyme overtones of drums and toy shops – yet ‘The Tin Drum’ is fiendishly diverse and complex tale that defies any brief summary. A child genius, Oskar, is born to a background of […]
There may be plenty of blood, guts and severed body parts but there is little reason to faint as audience members regularly did at the original Grand-Guignol. It is a darkly entertaining show, with the campness and broad comedy reminding us that the horror is just for fun.