The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Duke of York's Theatre, London

The National’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 will run from 23 October 2021 until 22 February 2022 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

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’s in it? The Ocean at the End of the Lane Cast

The cast for The Ocean at the End of the Lane is to be announced.

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.


★★★★★ “The National at its very best. Spellbinding” – Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “Truly spectacular” – Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ “Entrancing, uplifting and wonderfully funny” What’sOnStage
★★★★ “Makes you marvel at what theatre can do” – The Stage
★★★★”Monster-powered adrenalin spectacular” – The Guardian

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Important Notes

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 mins, including interval.

Recommended for 12+ yrs. This production contains scenes that some people may find distressing.

Please note this production contains strobe lighting.

Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, 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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