F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is being turned into a musical, which will be showcased as part of festival From Page to Stage.
The festival of new musicals runs this year at the Southwark Playhouse from September 11 to 25.
Benjamin Button, by Natalie Tenenbaum and Brett Boles, will have a 25 minute excerpt performed as part of a programme showcasing four new works on September 17 and 18.
Other shows being showcased include Drew Dillon’s musical Villages, Smoke, by Darren Rapier and Sam Hall, and Never Change, by Nick Barstow and Jonathan Kirwan.
In addition, three new musicals will have staged readings: The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit by Andre Catrini and Alan Knee (September 11), Cult! by Tasha Taylor Johnson (September 24), and To Pain the Earth, by Jonathan Portera and Daniel Frederick Levin (September 25).
The festival is produced by Aria Entertainment.
Producer Katy Lipson said: “As always we have had a wonderful two months reading and listening to over 150 submissions of new musicals from around the world. I am extremely proud of the seven shows we have selected for From Page to Stage this year and we will present them in a reading or showcase format. We look forward to welcoming audiences in to see these shows on stage at the very start of their theatrical journey.”