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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • 22 Aug–26 Aug 2023
  • His Majesty's Theatre

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  • BSL Interpreted
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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.


Group discounts available:
Groups 8 plus: £5 off
Groups 15 plus: £6 off
Groups 30 plus: £7 off

Schools offer – Wed and Thu performances – £11 plus 1 free teacher for every ten pupils purchase

Group discounts will be automatically applied when the qualifying number of tickets have been added to your basket.

To book more than 10 tickets, please contact contact the box office.

Important information

Age Guidance 12+.

This production explores adult themes that some people may find distressing or frightening. This includes the non-graphic depiction of the aftermath of a suicide early on and four occurrences where suicide is discussed in the play. There is also infrequent mention of death, a depiction of parental abuse, and one depiction of a death.

If you’d like to find out more before you book, please contact our Box Office on 01224 641122, Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 6pm

Audience production information:

This production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound and blackouts.


£42.50 - £17.50

Audio Description


Friends’ discount

Friends: 2 FOR 1 opening  night; £4 off all other performances



‘Theatre at its gob-smacking best.’ The Daily Telegraph

Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.’ Independent

‘There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Shows like this don’t come around very often.’ Time Out

‘Magic really does happen. A thrilling adaptation with a sense of wonder and visual dazzle.’ Evening Standard

‘A wondrous and moving night. An uplifting and awe-inspiring experience for adults young and old.’ Daily Express

‘A genuine rarity- a show that enthrals all generations.’ The Guardian

‘The National Theatre at its very best.’ Daily Telegraph


Ocean at the End of the Lane