The Ocean at the End of the Lane
‘The National Theatre’s thrilling adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel triumphs in the West End’ (Evening Standard). Director Katy Rudd’s ‘knockout production’ (Independent) has opened to five-star reviews at the Duke of York’s Theatre, don’t miss this theatrical tour de force of imagination and storytelling.
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.
‘British theatre at its gob-smacking best’ - ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
‘Even better in the West End. Bigger, stranger, sadder and more beautiful. Shows like this don’t come along very often’ - ★★★★★ Time Out
Running Time:2 hours 35 minutes including interval
The appearance of any member of the cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt, please check with the Box Office before booking.
Seat Selection Info
As a reassurance measure, the venue have requested that all customers kindly bring evidence of a negative covid test result using a NHS lateral flow or PCR COVID test that has been taken within 48 hours of the show time or proof of FULL Vaccination (first and second dose) . This applies to all guests over the age of 18 years and includes fully vaccinated guests.
Please arrive 60-90 minutes prior to the event start time to aid with the safe movement of customers around the venue.
Good To Know
This production contains themes that some people may find distressing. It also contains strobe lighting.
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
Additional Details & FAQ
For access bookings, please contact the Box Office on 0800 912 6971.
How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please show your voucher on your phone, or print this ticket, to gain entry to the event. The voucher will be checked and/or scanned upon entry.
Suitable For Children
Recommended for 12yrs+
No under 5’s to be admitted. The venue has no babes in arms policy
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
Where Do I Go
St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4BG
May 13, 2022
Such a mesmerising performance by all involved resulting in a magical evening. Outstanding.
May 9, 2022
Very good sets and special effects. Not a lover of magical realism, but found it very watchable.
May 7, 2022
This production was a feast for the soul, the eyes and heart.