“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”.
Brand new musical ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ will make its world premiere at the Southwark Playhouse.
Based on the short story by ‘The Great Gatsby’ author F. Scott Fitzgerald, the musical will be directed and produced Jethro Compton, who also wrote the book, and will feature music and lyrics from Darren Clark.
Casting will include Matthew Burns, Rosalind Ford, Joey Hickman, Philippa Hogg and James Marlowe.
Produced by Jethro Compton Productions, is association with Hall for Cornwall, the production will feature movement by Chi-San Howard, stage and lighting design by Schönlatern, costume design by Cecilia Trono, sound design by Juan Coolio and puppetry design by In The Bellows.
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ will run at the Southwark Playhouse from 15th May to 18th June.
“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”.