The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Born in the most unusual circumstances, Benjamin 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.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Starts: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 8 June 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The world premiere of this brand new musical is based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and The Tender and the Damned.


From Jethro Compton, associate artist of Hall for Cornwall, writer and director of White Fang (The Times) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (The Telegraph), and Darren Clark, winner of the MTI Stiles & Drewe Mentorship Award, multi-award winning composer and lyricist of These Trees Are Made of Blood (“The music is a complete delight,” The Guardian) and Day of the Living (“Heart-breaking laments… violent, pitch-black lyrics,” The Times).


From the award-winning team behind The Frontier, Sirenia, Capone and The Bunker Trilogy.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 15 May 2019

Press night:Friday 17 May 2019

Closes:Saturday 8 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Creatives


Author: Jethro Compton, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Composer: Darren Clark
Lyricist: Jethro Compton and Darren Clark
Production: Jethro Compton Productions, in association with Hall for Cornwall

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