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.
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.
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Captioned performance: Thu 23 Feb, 19:30
BSL performance: Fri 24 Feb, 19:30 – BSL Interpreter will be positioned downstage right
Audio Described performance: Sat 25 Feb, 14:30. Touch Tour: Sat 25 Feb, 13:30
Theatre at its best
The Daily Telegraph
Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.
Shows like this don’t come around very often.
There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show.
Mail on Sunday
The National Theatre at its very best.
The Daily Telegraph
A genuine rarity- a show that enthrals all generations.
A wondrous and moving night. An uplifting and awe-inspiring experience for adults young and old.
Magic really does happen. A thrilling adaptation with a sense of wonder and visual dazzle.