The Ocean at the End of the Lane

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE

26 Sep–30 Sep 2023

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From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman, comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE.

This thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, is a five-star spectacular which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it.

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 remarkable friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean – a place where everything is possible…

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

Important Information

Running Time: 2hrs 35mins including interval

Age Guidance: 12+ – This production explores adult themes that some people may find distressing or frightening. This includes the non-graphic depiction of the aftermath of a suicide early on and four occurrences where suicide is discussed in the play. There is also infrequent mention of death, a depiction of parental abuse, and one depiction of a death.


Captioned Performance: Wednesday 27 Sept 2023 at 7.30pm

BSL Interpreted Performance: Saturday 30 Sept 2023 at 2:30pm

Audio Described Performance: Saturday 30 Sept 2023 at 2:30pm, Touch tour at 12:30pm


Family Ticket Offer: £89* for 4 tickets (minimum of 1 adult and 1 child). Blue seats only and excludes Friday & Saturday performances. *A £4 booking fee applies to all purchases

£79* for 4 tickets (minimum of 1 adult and 1 child). Pink seats only and excludes Friday & Saturday performances. *A £4 booking fee applies to all purchases

First Call Offer£40* for 2 tickets (1x First Call Member & 1 accompanying adult 18+). Excludes gold seats and Friday & Saturday performances. *A £4 booking fee applies to all purchases

School Party Rates Available: Please contact Box Office on 01902 42 92 12


This production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound and blackouts.

REVIEWS

Theatre at its gob-smacking best

Daily Telegraph

Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best

Independent

Shows like this don’t come around very often

Time Out

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