The National Theatre’s production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane has moved its West End transfer to October 2021.
Nominated for three Olivier Awards in 2020, Joel Horwood’s smash hit adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best selling novel is described as a ‘spectacular and thrilling adventure’ and a ‘tour de force of imagination and storytelling’.
The production was due to open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End in Autumn 2020 but due to covid-19 it will now begin performances on 23 October 2021.
The story follows a man who returns to his childhood home after many years away, where he begins to remember strange events that occurred 40 years ago. As he plunges into a magical world his very survival depends on his ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy him and everything he holds dear.
The play is 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.
Casting for the West End transfer is to be announced.
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.