The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button


Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and The Tender and the Damned, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON is playing at the Southwark Playhouse Elephant for a limited run this spring.

Discover a sleepy fishing harbour on the north coast of Cornwall, home to a most curious story.

Experience this extraordinary, inspirational, 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.

From Jethro Compton, 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, composer and lyricist of These Trees Are Made of BloodDay of the Living, and The Wicker Husband (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage).

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What is The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button about?

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.

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Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes, plus interval.

Cast & Creatives

Matthew Burns, Jonathan Charles, Oonagh Cox, Anna Fordham, Philippa Hogg, Damien James, Ann Marcuson, Molly Osborne, Jamie Parker, Jack Quarton, Benedict Salter, Tonny Shim

Jethro Compton (Director & Stage Designer), Chi-San Howard (Choreographer), Luke Swaffield (Sound Designer), Zoe Spurr (Lighting Designer)

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Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Dante Place, 80 Newington Butts, London SE11 4RX

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Elephant & Castle


(to Elephant and Castle): Numbers 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 176, 188, 196, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10, P5 (to Borough): Numbers 21, 35, 40, 133, 343, C10

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NCP on the corner of Snowsfield and Kipling Street (a ten minute walk to the venue).

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