The Ocean at the End of the Lane

About This Show

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.

This production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound, blackouts and some scenes that people may find frightening. The production contains some adult themes that some people may find distressing, including a depiction of suicide and scenes discussing suicide.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane UK Tour

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 11 April 2023 Final Performance: 15 April 2023
Location: New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London

The BroadwayWimbledon,

Outer London,

SW19 1QG

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WhatsOnStage Review

| | 21 December 2022


Charlie Brooks Ursula in Woking/Leicester/Plymouth/Sunderland/Bath/Belfast/Dublin/Bradford/Wimbledon/Edinburgh/Liverpool/Sheffield/Birmingham/Cardiff and further venues to be confirmed
Daniel Cornish alternate Boy
Paolo Guidi Ensemble
Millie Hikasa Lettie Hempstock
Lewis Howard understudy
Kemi-Bo Jacobs Ginnie Hempstock
Jasmeen James understudy
Ronnie Lee Ensemble
Risha Silvera understudy
Finty Williams Old Mrs Hempstock