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Main House The National Theatre production

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

Adapted by Joel Horwood from the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman
  • 7 - 18 March

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Weds, Thurs & Sat 2.30pm

Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Tue 07 — Sat 18 Mar

Featuring a talented ensemble, including EastEnders star Charlie Brooks

"The National Theatre at its very best" Daily Telegraph

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.

★★★★★ 'Theatre at its best.' Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ 'Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.' Independent

★★★★★ 'There's nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show.' Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ 'Shows like this don't come around very often.' Time Out

Notes to Bookers:

Age guidance: 12 years and over. 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.

If you’d like to find out more before you book, please contact our Box Office at: 01225 448844

There will be a Post-Show Discussion with members of the Company on Thursday 16 March. (Please note this can be subject to change due to technical requirements of the show).

Tuesday 7 - Saturday 18 March 2023

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Weds, Thurs & Sat 2,30pm

Tickets from £27

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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