The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Booking from 31 October 2020 until 6 February 2021
Running Time: 2 hours and 20 mins, inc. interval
Embark on a magical and thrilling adventure of imagination and storytelling as Neil Gaiman’s best-selling The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End in October.

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre last year, Joel Horwood’s acclaimed adaptation will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 31st October 2020.

A man returns to his childhood home and finds himself standing beside the pond of the old farmhouse where he used to play. He’s suddenly transported to his 12th birthday where the pond is now an ocean and survival depends on a reckoning with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

Neil Gaiman is one of the best-selling fantasy authors and his novels including Stardust, Coraline, and American Gods have received stage and screen adaptations.  

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is directed by Katy Rudd (Groundhog Day, The Master Builder), as well as set design by Fly Davis, costume and puppet design by Samuel Wyer, movement direction by Steven Hoggett, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Ian Dickinson. The production also features original compositions by Jherek Bischoff.

Gaiman’s trademark fantasy and horror are combined with innovative staging to create a spellbinding production, perfect for old and new fans alike. Don’t miss The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 31st October 2020 to 6th February 2021.

Child Friendly?

This production is recommended for ages 12+. The play contains themes that some people may find distressing, as well as strobe lighting.

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