Booking to 1 July 2023
Starring Olivier Award winner Jamie Parker
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the the smash-hit folk musical based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby).
A hit at Southwark Playhouse in 2019, experience this extraordinary, heart-wrenching, and timeless tale of a love that defies all odds.
Set to a thunderous, foot-stomping folk score, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button reminds us, no matter how much time we have, to make every second count.
The cast is led by Olivier Award winner Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The History Boys) and Molly Osborne (The Sex Party, Fiddler on the Roof).
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is running London’s Southwark Playhouse Elephant from 22 May to 1 July 2023.
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What's the story of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?
Discover a sleepy fishing harbour on the north coast of Cornwall, home to a most curious story.
Born in rather unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button is an old man, not at the end of his life, but at the beginning. Locked away from the world and branded a monster, Benjamin dreams of the chance to live a little life. More than anything, he dreams of love. With no hope of finding it, Benjamin resigns himself to a life of solitude, until, one day, a miracle occurs – the local barmaid, Elowen Keene. But as the years come and go, time and tide threaten to tear the two apart.
Who is in the cast of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?
Benjamin Button is played by Olivier Award winner Jamie Parker
Elowen Keene is played by Molly Osborne
The 12-strong actor-musician ensemble includes Matthew Burns, Jonathan Charles, Oonagh Cox, Anna Fordham, Philippa Hogg, Damien James, Ann Marcuson, Jack Quarton, Benedict Salter, and Tonny Shim
Who are the creative team of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?
Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted, written and directed by Jethro Compton
Music and lyrics by Darren Clark
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationSouthwark Playhouse Elephant, Dante Place, 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle
Nearest Buses: 196, 133, 155, 333, 415