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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button musical at Southwark Playhouse casting announced

The piece runs from 15 May to 8 June

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Casting has been announced for the brand new Celtic musical based on F Scott Fitzgerald's short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Written, directed and produced by Jethro Compton (Wolf's Blood, The Bunker Trilogy) with music and lyrics by Darren Clark (who is also the musical director), the piece tells the curious story of one man who ages in reverse and the woman he has fallen in love with. It runs at Southwark Playhouse from 15 May to 8 June.

Appearing in the play will be Matthew Burns (The Wind In The Willows at New Vic Theatre), Rosalind Ford (Mother Courage and her Children, Southwark Playhouse), Joey Hickman (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Watermill Theatre), Philippa Hogg (Alice's Adventures Underground, The Vaults) and James Marlowe (The Bunker Trilogy, Southwark Playhouse).

The piece has associate direction by Ellie Gauge, movement by Chi-San Howard, stage and lighting design by Schönlatern, costume design by Cecilia Trono, sound design by Juan Coolio, puppetry by In The Bellows, Cornish translation by Pol Hodge, stage management by Lucy Rees and assistant direction by Birgit Kovacsevich.

Fitzgerald's story was previously turned into a hit award-winning 2008 film, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.