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The Ocean at the End of the Lane


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+ yrs. 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.

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.
Starring Charlie Brooks* (EastEnders), 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.

* Charlie Brooks is scheduled to perform Tue 11 – Sat 15 Jul only. Cast and performance schedule subject to change without notice.

An education pack can be found here –  Ocean – Education Pack

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

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