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‘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

The Ocean at the End of the Lane reviews

9 reviews
Beverley Birch
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13 May 2022

Such a mesmerising performance by all involved resulting in a magical evening. Outstanding.

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9 May 2022

Very good sets and special effects. Not a lover of magical realism, but found it very watchable.

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7 May 2022

This production was a feast for the soul, the eyes and heart.

Sean Patchett
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29 Apr 2022

Fantastic theatricality , great acting and a cracking plot make for a superb experience!

Leigh Christodoulou
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29 Apr 2022

Utterly amazing experience, stunning and impressive stage scenery and props, flawless cast performances and gripping storytelling. I was left breathless! A must see!!!!


Access Information

For access bookings, please contact the Box Office on 0800 912 6971.


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

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.


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.


Running Time:2 hours 35 minutes including interval

Good To Know

This production contains themes that some people may find distressing. It also contains strobe lighting.

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.

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.

Suitable For Children

Recommended for 12yrs+

No under 5’s to be admitted. The venue has no babes in arms policy

Where Do I Go

St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4BG