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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Tue 11 – Sat 22 Jul 2023
Main Stage, Theatre Royal


Limited tickets from: £15.00 (Friends discount available on price bands 1-4)
Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 2pm; Sat 2.30pm
BSL perf: Thu 13 Jul, 7.30pm
Audio Described & Captioned perf with pre-show touch tour: Sat 15 Jul, 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 35mins (including interval)
Recommended: 12+ 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.
This production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound and blackouts.

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.
This thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, is a five-star spectacular which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes 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.

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‘Theatre at its gob-smacking best’

Daily Telegraph


‘There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show’

Mail on Sunday

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