The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the National Theatre’s stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s best-selling novel will return to London’s West End this Autumn.
Hailed by the Independent as ‘theatre at its best’ with Time Out declaring ‘shows like this don’t come along very often’, the five-star show will play a strictly limited seven-week season at the Noel Coward Theatre from 11 October to 25 November 2023. The show previously ran at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2022 and is currently mid-way through an extensive UK & Ireland tour.
Casting for the run at the Noel Coward Theatre will include the UK tour cast composed of Charlie Brooks (Ursula), Daniel Cornish (alternate Boy), Trevor Fox (Dad), Emma-Jane Goodwin (understudy), Paolo Guidi (ensemble), Millie Hikasa (Lettie Hempstock), Lewis Howard (understudy), Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Ginnie Hempstock), Jasmeen James (understudy), Ronnie Lee (ensemble), Aimee McGoldrick (ensemble), Laurie Ogden (Sis), Keir Ogilvy (Boy), Domonic Ramsden (ensemble), Joe Rawlinson-Hunt (understudy), Risha Silvera (understudy) and Finty Williams (Old Mrs Hempstock).
The first major stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s work, this fantasy novel is a modern myth, where the power of imagination and storytelling transports audiences on a spellbinding and spectacular adventure.
Gaiman’s magical world and the much-loved characters that inhabit it are ‘brought to thrilling life‘ (The Times) on stage in a spectacular, tour de force of imagination and storytelling by an award winning creative team helmed by director Katy Rudd.
Adapted for the stage by Joel Harwood, the production features stunning set design by Fly Davis, costume and puppet design by Samuel Wyer, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by Ian Dickinson, magic and illusions direction and design by Jamie Harrison and puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell. Movement direction is by Steven Hoggett, and composition is by Jherek Bischoff.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets go on sale 7 June 2023.