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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

19 Sep 2023, 7:30pm
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

‘Theatre at its gob-smacking best.’
The Daily Telegraph
‘Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.’

From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman (now a major Netflix series), comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

This five-star spectacular from the producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, taking 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.

Featuring a talented ensemble cast including Charlie Brooks (Eastenders).

School and education group tickets available

‘Like all the best family shows, it conjures the thrill of blending darkness with wonder’
‘It will seriously blow your mind!’
Manchester Evening News


Age guidance: 12+ yrs. This production contains the following physical effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound, and blackouts. The production contains moments that some people may find frightening, including references to death. We always recommend individual discretion alongside the age guidance. For more information, click here.

Running time: approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including an interval


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The 21 SEP 7.30pm performance is a Signed Performance. A BSL interpreter will be situated on the right-hand side of the stage throughout the performance.

The 22 SEP 7.30pm performance is an Audio Described Performance. Visually impaired customers can use a headset to listen to a full live description during the performance.

Touch Tour available 22 SEP 17:30pm. Touch tours give visually impaired customers the opportunity to touch the sets, props and costumes to familiarize themselves ahead of the performance.

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