Discover a sleepy fishing harbour at the end of the First World War – home to a most curious story of one man, and the timeless tale of a love that defies all odds.
Born in the most unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button is an old man, not at the end of his life, but at the beginning. Trapped in a body where he doesn’t belong, locked away from the world and branded a monster, Benjamin dreams of freedom and adventure. And more than anything, he dreams of love. But just as he gives up hope, resigning himself to a life of solitude, a miracle occurs – a local girl, by the name of Elowen Keene.
But, as we all know, time and tide wait for no man, and as the decades pass, their lives begin to move in reverse. And when war calls Benjamin across the seas, time is not their only enemy.
From Jethro Compton, associate artist of Hall for Cornwall, writer and director.
This is the kind of all-too-rare night that reminds you why you fell in love with theatre in the first place.
F Scott Fitzgerald’s mind-blowing conceit gets a marvellous makeover
It's a musical that presents impeccable balance in all its elements and incredible chemistry among the performers
New cornish-set folk musical based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s short story sounds timeless
I urge you to catch this treasure of a show
A crack cast of five young actor-musicians deliver a lively and virtuosic performance. It left me unmoved, though
A stunning cast sing, play and even puppeteer as the life-lived-backwards tale is relocated to Cornwall in ingenious style
In this little room, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ is something very special indeed