New musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button announces West End transfer

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button poster

New musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will open in the West End this October, we can reveal.

Following a sold-out run at London’s Southwark Playhouse, the critically acclaimed show is set to make its West End debut at the Ambassadors Theatre starting Thursday, 10 October 2024.

The original production received widespread acclaim, clinching the Best Musical Theatre Production award at the 2024 Off West End Awards.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button offers an electrifying exploration of a love story that overcomes the impossible. With an unforgettable score performed by a talented actor-musician ensemble, the musical reimagines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale in a Cornish fishing village.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. Southwark Playhouse 2023
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. Southwark Playhouse 2023. Credit: Juan Coolio

The story follows Benjamin Button, who is born under unusual circumstances that see him aging backwards. His unique journey raises questions about belonging and the essence of living.

Director Jethro Compton said: “This show has gone on the most incredible journey over the last seven years. What’s even more incredible, is the journey is only really just beginning.

“Button started life as a scrappy little show with a big heart, but the love it’s been shown by our audiences has allowed it to grow into something ready for the West End. We’re so unbelievably grateful for everyone’s support – and we can’t wait to continue this journey with you all.”

Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the same author behind The Great Gatsby and The Tender and the Damned, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button features a book and lyrics by Jethro Compton and music and lyrics by Darren Clark.

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.