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

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. 

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.

Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby.

From Jethro Compton, writer and director of Wolf's Blood (★★★★ 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 Blood, Day of the Living, and The Wicker Husband (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage).



Matthew Burns

Jonathan Charles

Oonagh Cox

Anna Fordham

Philippa Hogg

Damien James

Ann Marcuson

Molly Osborne

Jamie Parker

Jack Quarton

Benedict Salter

Tonny Shim


Book and Lyrics by Jethro Compton

Music and Lyrics by Darren Clark

Director & Stage Designer: Jethro Compton

Choreographer & Movement Director: Chi-San Howard
Music Supervisors: Mark Aspinall & Darren Clark
Orchestrator & Arranger: Darren Clark
Musical Director: Mark Aspinall
Costume & Associate Stage Designer: Anna Kelsey
Sound Designer: Luke Swaffield

Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Cornish Translator: Pol Hodge
Casting Director: Ginny Schiller CDG

Production Manager: Erin Witton for GBA

Stage Manager: Kay Hudson
Deputy Stage Manager: Lucy Rees
Assistant Stage Manager: Olivia Hilton-Foster 
Assistant Choreographer: Meadhbh Lyons

Costume Supervisor: Emma Hollows

Production Electrician: Dominic Cook

Puppetry Consultant: Nix Wood

Assistant to Jethro Compton: Amy Wallace


General Management


This production was presented by:

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions


Gavin Kalin Productions

Eilene Davidson Productions

Umeda Arts Theater


Jethro Compton Productions


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