The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Duke of York's Theatre, London

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The National Theatre’s sell-out production of Neil Gaiman’s classic

Nominated for three 2020 Olivier Awards including Best New Play, the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End this October.

Adapted from the best-selling Neil Gaiman novel by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, this spectacular and thrilling adventure is a tour de force of imagination and storytelling.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London are available to book for performances up to 14 May 2022.

What is the The Ocean at the End of the Lane about?

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 friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

Who is in The Ocean at the End of the Lane London cast?

The cast for The Ocean at the End of the Lane features James Bamford, Nia Towle, Siubhan Harrison, Penny Layden, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Laura Rogers, Nicolas Tennant, Ruby Ablett, Emma Bown, Charlie Cameron, Jeff D’Sangalang, Kieran Garland, Miranda Heath, Tom Mackley, Charleen Qwaye, and Peter Twose.

Creative team

Adapted from the Neil Gaiman novel by Joel Horwood. Directed by Katy Rudd with scenic design by Fly Davis, costume design by Samuel Wyer, lighting by Paule Constable and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.

Reviews of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

★★★★★ "The National at its very best. Spellbinding" - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "Truly spectacular" - Mail on Sunday
★★★★ "Makes you marvel at what theatre can do" - The Stage
★★★★ "Monster-powered adrenalin spectacular" - The Guardian
★★★★★ "A thunderous, sometimes terrifying adaptation" - Independent
★★★★★ "The National Theatre’s adaptation is even better in the West End" - Time Out
★★★★ "Magic in the West End" - Evening Standard
★★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Age restrictions
Recommended for 12+ years
Running time
2 hours and 35 mins (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 14 May 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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Important Notes

Note: This production contains strobe lighting. This production contains scenes that some people may find distressing.

Important COVID entry requirements

The government advises you to wear a face mask in crowded and enclosed spaces
Covid safety
This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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