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. A thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, this five-star spectacular blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes audiences on an epic journey.
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…
This production contains the following physical effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound, and blackouts.
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. If you’d like to find out more before you book, please contact our Box Office at 01752 267222
‘Theatre at its gob-smacking best.’
The Daily Telegraph
‘Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.’
‘There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show.’
Mail on Sunday
‘Shows like this don’t come around very often.’
‘Magic really does happen. A thrilling adaptation with a sense of wonder and visual dazzle.’
‘A wondrous and moving night. An uplifting and awe-inspiring experience for adults young and old.’
‘A genuine rarity- a show that enthrals all generations.’
‘The National Theatre at its very best.’