The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Ambassadors Theatre

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Overview

Times

Monday to Wednesday 7pm, Thursday to Saturday 7.30pm, Tuesday at 1.30pm & Saturday at 2.30pm

Duration

TBC, the previous production ean for 2h45 including an interval

Age

TBC

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

The Ambassadors Theatre

Address
West Street
London
WC2H 9ND
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7395 5401
Email
[email protected]

About

Step into a world where time is of the essence with the musical adaptation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button set to take the Ambassadors Theatre by storm this season.  

After a sell-out season at the Southwark Playhouse, this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's timeless story won the 2024 Best Musical Off West End Award.

As the curtains rise, get ready to be mesmerised by a story that breaks all rules of time and space. It's about love, loss, and the quest for meaning in a world where anything can happen. 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Musical Tickets 

Dive into a world where everything is possible as the folk musical inspired by the 1922 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald is brought back to life with a twist. The American story that has inspired the 2009 Hollywood movie starring Brad Pitt relocates to the English countryside.  

Travel back to the beginning of the 20th century and step into a coastal village in Cornwall where the enigmatic destiny of Benjamin Button unfolds. Discover a mysterious story about a man born old having very little control over his own destiny as he is bound to grow younger each day that passed. Having no big plans but to live an ordinary life, he longs to find his place in this world.  

Predictably, Benjamin’s parents are shocked to discover their newborn son as an old man, keeping him locked away to live his final days. To their surprise Benjamin is getting younger as the days pass and is finally allowed to venture to the outside world. As Benjamin’s life unfolds, he experiences a whirlwind of emotions, from bittersweet romance to wisdom that comes with old age.

The Folk Stomping Musical offers a fresh interpretation of a beloved tale, rooted in the rich tapestry of Cornwall's cultural heritage. The show is adapted, written and directed by Jethro Compton (Wolf’s Blood), bringing the soulful melodies and rhythmic beats of folk songs created by Darren Clark (These Trees Are Made of Blood, The Wicker Husband) to centre stage. The music, a central element of the show, guides the audience through an emotional journey illuminating the profound impact we have on each other's lives. 

How to get tickets for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? 

Book tickets for the musical The Curious Case of Banjamin Button online with Visit London. View the seating plan to pick where to sit and to see ticket prices. 

How long is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?  

The running time for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is yet to be confirmed. Last year’s production was two hours and 45 minutes long, including one interval.  

It is recommended to arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes in advance of the show starting.  

The show runs until February 2025. 

At what time is the evening show?  

Evening performances take place Mondays to Wednesdays at 7pm, and Thursdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm

When are the matinees taking place?   

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button matinees are on Tuesdays at 1.30pm and Saturdays at 2.30pm

Where is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button playing?  

The musical is playing at the Ambassadors Theatre on West Street, near Covent Garden. 

How to get there:  

  • Underground - The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden and Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern lines). 
  • Bus - You can catch the following buses which stop at Cambridge Circus: 14, 24, 29, 176, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41 and N279.  
  • Cycling - Hire a Santander Cycles bike and head to Moor Street in Soho where you’ll find a docking station a few minutes walk away from the theatre. 

What other shows can I see in London?   

Laugh out loud at the antics of a father turned into a Scottish nanny with Mrs Doubtfire at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Or see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera, a gothic romance currently at His Majesty’s Theatre.

Prices

Adult Ticket From £24.60 per ticket