The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Southwark Playhouse

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.


Starts: Monday 20:00
Ends: Monday 22:00
Starts: Tuesday 15:30
Ends: Tuesday 17:30
Starts: Tuesday 20:00
Ends: Tuesday 22:00
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Event Details

Address:Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway

Post code:SE1 6BD

Tickets:£22/£18 concessions
£14 previews

Telephone:020 7407 0234

Open hours:Mon-Sat, 09:30-21:30


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. 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.


By Tube:Elephant and Castle - Bakerloo and Northern Lines

By Train:Elephant and Castle Station


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