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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

based on the novel by Neil Gaiman
adapted by Joel Horwood

Now playing until May 2022
Running Time: 2 hours and 35 mins, including interval

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

★★★★★
‘Shows like this don’t come along very often’
Time Out

★★★★★
‘Theatre at its gob-smacking best’​
Daily Telegraph

The acclaimed production from the National Theatre is now playing in the West End until May 2022.

Adapted by Joel Horwood from the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, this spectacular and thrilling adventure directed by Katy Rudd, is a 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. 

Performances take place at:
Duke of York’s Theatre
104 St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4BG

Age guidance: 12+ yrs. This production contains scenes that some people may find distressing and some adult themes. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our Help centre.

The production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound, blackouts and some scenes that people may find distressing and frightening. For more information, contact details are provided in our Help centre.

Access performances

Audio-described performance on Saturday 15 January 2022, at 2.30pm

Captioned performance on Tuesday 18 January 2022, at 7.30pm

BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted performance on Saturday 5 March 2022, at 2.30pm

For Access tickets bookings, including for BSL, Audio Described and Captioned performances, please call ATG Tickets on 0800 912 6971

If you have any questions regarding Access at the Duke of York's Theatre, contact their Access champion

 

Group rates are available via ATG Tickets on 020 7206 1174

 

Ticket prices include a £1.75 Ambassador Theatre Group restoration levy.

We may share your data with the venue operator for the purposes of your booking and protecting your health and safety and that of other customers and staff at the venue.

The venue will be operating in accordance with any government guidelines on COVID safety measures in place at the time of the production. Click here for current guidelines.
Information about safety measures and requirements may be sent to ticket holders ahead of any performance.

Please review the current admissions policy for the Duke of York's Theatre, which is managed by ATG.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is generously supported by Mark Pigott KBE 

National Theatre's Preferred Card Partner    

 

5 star rating

This knockout production is theatre at its best

Independent
5 star rating

Young and old alike will be entranced

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

An enveloping, enthralling theatrical experience

Evening Standard
5 star rating

Sublimely beautiful

Time Out
4 star rating

A genuine rarity – a show that enthrals all generations’

Guardian
4 star rating

touchingly told and lavishly designed

The Stage

West End: The Ocean at the End of the Lane | Official Trailer

Watch the Official Trailer for the theatre production of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Cast

Production team

Illustration by Nicolas Delort

Help Centre

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