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NEWS: Limited edition The Grinning Man masks on sale to raise money for theatrical charities

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To coincide with the streaming of The Grinning Man from Bristol Old Vic tonight, Nat Makes Masks are releasing limited edition bespoke masks designed by Jon Bausor using the original artwork created for the show in aid of charity.

The quality masks are made for an ethical wage by freelance costume makers who during the unemployment caused by Covid-19, have been volunteering their time to make scrubs for the NHS. They are printed for free by the theatrical printers Prompt side who printed all the stage backdrops designed for the original show.

100% of the profits will go directly to the Theatrical GuildActing For Others and the Fleabag Support Fund

The masks are on sale now and you can buy them here!

About The Grinning Man

A strange new act has arrived at the fairground. Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Helped by an old man, a lone wolf and a blind girl, his story must be told.

The 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. Let the darkness seduce you.

Following a triumphant premiere as part of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary season, and its acclaimed run at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End, The Grinning Man has returned, and this time the fairground is being beamed straight to your house.

Based on The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo and brought to life by director Tom Morris (Touching the Void) and writer Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a Suitcase), don’t miss this digital revival, captured during its original Bristol run by TVPP, and featuring a sensational original score by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler and puppetry from Gyre & Gimble – the original puppeteers of War Horse!

You can watch the livestream of The Grinning Man tonight at 7pm here.

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