The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Southwark Playhouse · 15 MAY - 08 JUN

The world premiere of this brand new musical is based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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.

Date & time

Opening 15 May
Wed 15 May - Sat 8 Jun, 3.30pm & 8pm
Runtime: 2 hrs


Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD London, UK · Get Directions
No user reviews
0 out of 5 stars
Loading user reviews…

Be the first to review this show once it opens.

Open in app