The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

About This Show

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 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.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 22 May 2023 Final Performance: 01 July 2023
Location: Southwark Playhouse Elephant, Outer London

80 Dante Road80 Newington Butts,

Outer London,

SE11 4FL

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WhatsOnStage Review

| | 08 June 2023
The show returns after a critically lauded run in 2019