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).
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
This production was presented by:
Ambassador Theatre Group Productions
Gavin Kalin Productions
Eilene Davidson Productions
Umeda Arts Theater
Jethro Compton Productions