The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the duck pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday, spring half term. When his dad was struggling to make ends meet and his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…
Plunged into a magical world, the children’s survival depends on their ability to reckon with dark, ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, this adventure will excite, unsettle and thrill those brave enough to face its hidden depths.
Recommended for 12yrs+
Tickets for families
Half-price tickets for under-18s on prices above £30
Please note: This production contains themes that some people may find distressing. It also contains strobe lighting. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our Help centre.
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Talks and events
12-16: Movement and Storytelling in The Ocean at the End of the Lane Sat 7 December, 11am
Childhood Memories: Recall and Imagination Mon 16 Dec, 6pm
Neil Gaiman on The Ocean at the End of the Lane Wed 18 Dec, 5.45pm
Making the Show: The Ocean at the End of the Lane Tue 21 Jan, 2pm
Director Katy Rudd and Adapter Joel Horwood Fri 24 Jan, 6pm
Creating the Puppets for The Ocean at the End of the Lane Sat 25 Jan, 11.30am