The world premiere of the musical adaptation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will take place at Southwark Playhouse later in the year. Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the play will follow the life of Benjamin Button, who is born with the typical physicalities of an old man. As Benjamin ages, he begins to look younger in a story where Benjamin is trapped in a body where he feels he does not belong.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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 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. 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. When war calls Benjamin across the seas, time is not their only enemy.
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