The Ocean at the End of the Lane
‘The National Theatre at its very best.’ (Daily Telegraph)
From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman, comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
This thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, is a five-star spectacular which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes 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. Check out the reviews below:
The Daily Telegraph ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Theatre at its gob-smacking best.”
“Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.”
Mail on Sunday ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show.”
Age Guidance: 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.
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Audio Described by Caroline Burn | Monday 19 Dec at 2pm | Touch Tour at 1pm
BSL Interpreted by Emma Jane Heap | Fri 23 Dec at 7:30pm | Sun 8 Jan at 2pm
Captioned Performance | Thu 5 Jan at 7.30pm
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Neil Gaiman Teaser Trailer
Screen and stage actor Charlie Brooks joins the cast as Ursula and Jasmeen James joins as understudy.
Charlie’s theatre credits include Beautiful Thing (UK Tour and West End) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Leicester Curve). For TV she is a series regular in BBC’s EastEnders. She was winner of ITV’s primetime celebrity survival show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Jasmeen’s previous theatre credits include Jekyll & Hyde schools tour for the National Theatre.
They join 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), 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).