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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Thrilling fantasy from the mind of the brilliant Neil Gaiman, fresh from the National
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About The Ocean at the End of the Lane

‘The National Theatre’s thrilling adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel triumphs in the West End’ (Evening Standard).

Director Katy Rudd’s ‘knockout production’ (Independent) has opened to five-star reviews at the Duke of York’s Theatre, don’t miss this theatrical tour de force of imagination and storytelling.

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean… Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

‘British theatre at its gob-smacking best’ - ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

‘This knockout production is theatre at its best’ - ★★★★★ Independent

‘Even better in the West End. Bigger, stranger, sadder and more beautiful. Shows like this don’t come along very often’ -★★★★★ Time Out

Recommended for ages 12+ 2hrs 35 mins (incl. interval)

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When a man returns to his Sussex childhood home, he begins to reminisce over his childhood upbringing. Quickly, he’s reminded of the events that took place on his 12th birthday. He’s taken back to that fateful day, reunited with his friend Lettie and has to do all it takes to live another day. Will they be able to muster their courage and fight for their survival? Book The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets in London.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane play is based on Neil Gaiman's best-selling fantasy novel. If you've read the book, then you'll have to see the stage show. It's a mystical, spellbinding piece of theatre, first seen at the National Theatre in 2019. Now, the vast ocean stretches to the Duke of York’s Theatre, where forces come alive once more. Could you survive the journey? There’s only one way to find out.

What to Watch For

  • The play adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is by Joel Horwood. Joel Horwood is a British playwright who has also worked on television shows including Skin.
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane received its world premiere at the National’s Dorfman Theatre in 2019. The Ocean at the End of the Lane only played for two months, but definitely made an impact on the London stage.
  • Paule Constable won an Olivier Award for their lighting design. The show was also nominated for best new play and best supporting actress for Josie Walker.
  • The original cast starred Samuel Blenkinas as Boy and Jade Croot as Sis. They received many five star reviews for their National Theatre run.
  • In 2013, Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted the Book of the Year in the National British Book Awards. Other books by Gaiman include American Gods and Caroline.
  • Recommended for 12+ yrs. This production contains scenes that some people may find distressing.
Start date

October 22nd, 2021

End date

May 14th, 2022

Genre

Play

Venue

Duke of York's Theatre

Thrilling fantasy from the mind of the brilliant Neil Gaiman, fresh from the National

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£25 Rush Tickets
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From £21
Prices you'll brag about

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