Cast announced for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in West End

Past production image of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button musical
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. Southwark Playhouse 2023. Photo Juan Coolio

Casting has been announced for the Olivier Award winner John Dagleish lead the cast of musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in the West End.

John Dagleish will star as Benjamin Button at the Ambassadors Theatre from Thursday, 10 October 2024.

He will be joined by Matthew Burns, Jonathan Charles, Oonagh Cox, Anna Fordham, Philippa Hogg, Damien James, Ann Marcuson, Jack Quarton and Benedict Salter, all reprising their roles from the acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse.

Also joining the ensemble will be Elliot Mackenzie. Further casting to be announced in due course.

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At the Ambassadors Theatre from 10 October 2024 to 15 February 2025

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An electrifying journey through the timeless tale of a love that defies all odds, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is an enchantingly beautiful and truly unordinary musical that reminds us to make every second count. The production captured hearts last year with its sold-out Southwark Playhouse run – winning Best Musical Theatre Production at the 2024 Off West End Awards.

With a breathtaking soundtrack brought to life by an extraordinary actor-musician ensemble, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic short story is relocated to a fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall by writing team Jethro Compton and Darren Clark.

Under the light of a full moon, something most curious occurs… Benjamin Button is born old. Bound to the fate of growing younger each day, Benjamin wants nothing more than to live a little life. But will he ever find a place to belong? Only time and tide will tell…

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is based on the short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and Damned. With Book & Lyrics by Jethro Compton and Music & Lyrics by Darren Clark. It is directed by Jethro Compton who also designs the stage, with co-music supervision, orchestration and arrangements by Mark Aspinall and Darren Clark, choreography by Chi-San Howard, costumes and associate stage design by Anna Kelsey, sound by Luke Swaffield, lighting by Zoe Spurr, musical direction by Mark Aspinall and casting by Ginny Schiller.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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