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    A magical and menacing thing
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets

Groundbreaking fantasy becomes stage reality

Discover Neil Gaiman’s darkly enchanting The Ocean at the End of the Lane in the West End. The acclaimed author’s work is brought to dazzling life on stage, taking audiences on an exhilarating journey of nostalgia, memory, and fantasy.

When a man returns to his childhood home in Sussex, he finds himself drawn to an old farmhouse. In the grounds is a pond he used to play beside… but is it a pond, or an ocean? Transported back to a long summer when he was 12 years old, the man remembers his friend, Lettie, and their adventures in a world populated by ancient, destructive forces.

Adapted from Gaiman’s novel by Joel Horwood, The Ocean at the End of the Lane previously ran a limited season at the National Theatre, where it bewitched audiences with its spectacular sets and spellbinding story.

Combining fantasy, horror, and nostalgia, this brand new play is a thrilling exploration into the magical hidden depths of childhood. Get swept up in this incredible story with The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Performance dates: 13 May 2022 - 14 May 2022

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)

Age recommendation: Best for age 12+

Special notice: Please note this production contains strobe lighting.

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Latest audience reviews

This show was beyond words. I didn't know what to expect bit was completely blown out of my seat. The... More

andysargeant 16 Aug 2022

This show was beyond words. I didn't know what to expect bit was completely blown out of my seat. The staging was excellent, the actors was amazing and the story was Brilliant! Why are all the good shows only on a limited run??

andysargeant 16 Aug 2022

The story itself is a bit confusing and not necessarily my cup of tea, but I loved the creativity. There... More

ivettcsordas 19 Jan 2022

The story itself is a bit confusing and not necessarily my cup of tea, but I loved the creativity. There were so many wow moments and illusions with distractions that you only get in theatre. Great play!

ivettcsordas 19 Jan 2022

Clever production which delivers a convincing and absorbing version of the story which I thought would... More

leepeddie 13 Dec 2021

Clever production which delivers a convincing and absorbing version of the story which I thought would have been hard to stage. The two leads are excellent, but the set and puppetry steal the show. I can see why under 12s are banned as I found the hunger birds rather menacing and frightening! The rippling of the “Ocean” was cleverly done and beautiful.

leepeddie 13 Dec 2021

The Labyrinth meets the Dark Crystal...if you are a fan of this kind of 80s horror fantasy movies you... More

dimitriosk 03 Mar 2022

The Labyrinth meets the Dark Crystal...if you are a fan of this kind of 80s horror fantasy movies you will probably enjoy. Lots of high pitched voices and screaming make the play less appealing but the special effects are amazing and magical!

dimitriosk 03 Mar 2022

Really loved this show! Had no prior knowledge of the story or novel & bought a ticket on a whim as a... More

louisac6 07 Feb 2022

Really loved this show! Had no prior knowledge of the story or novel & bought a ticket on a whim as a day out activity. Loved the production, the whimsical nature of it all & watching the story unfold. The show had a real child like nature to it, that is perfectly suited for the adult audiences. Definitely would recommend.

louisac6 07 Feb 2022

Absolutely stunning! A very moody, dark, emotional, and gripping performance. The stage crew for this... More

emilyc36 04 Feb 2022

Absolutely stunning! A very moody, dark, emotional, and gripping performance. The stage crew for this production is phenomenal. Beautifully designed and curated. Not very kid friendly though. I’d advise 10+ at least.

emilyc36 04 Feb 2022
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