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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Tickets

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Enjoy a fantastic play that brings all of Neil Gaiman’s imaginative characters to life at Noel Coward Theatre this year!

Why Watch The Ocean at the End of the Lane

After a critically acclaimed and highly successful performance at the National Theatre last December, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is set to return to the West End in all its glory. With a star-studded creative team, the show is certain to score a slew of five-star reviews all over again. The play tells the story of a man who visits his childhood home, an old farmhouse in Sussex, after several years. As he gazes at the small pond around which he once played, he begins to remember the events that transpired on his 12th birthday. He recalls the time he spent battling dark and ancient forces in an enchanted world with his childhood friend Lettie.

This stage adaptation by Joel Horwood does not shy away from exploring some of the darker aspects of Neil Gaiman’s legendary novel. Gaiman himself is quite popular for a wide range of books such as Good Omens, Stardust, and The Graveyard Book. He was one of the first writers to win the Newberry Medal as well as the Carnegie Medal for his 2008 masterpiece The Graveyard Book. The show is directed by the talented Katy Rudd.

The Story

As a man revisits the cherished haven of his youth, he stands beside the tranquil pond of the time-honored Sussex farmhouse that once was his haven. Unexpectedly, he's transported back to his twelfth birthday, an extraordinary day when his remarkable companion, Lettie, declared that this unassuming pond wasn't merely a simple basin of water; it was, in truth, an ocean, a realm where limitless potential resides.

Propelled into a domain of enchantment and awe, their very survival hinges upon their courage to confront age-old forces poised to obliterate their surroundings. Amidst enigma and jeopardy, they must summon the bravery to grapple with powers intent on unraveling their world.

Good For

Fans of Neil Gaiman | Lovers of Dark Fairytale Themes

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, Ireland, Romania and over 9 countries have loved this experience
Paul Green

Paul

5/5

Nov, 2023

I am a Theatre Director and Theatre Practitioner and and Ocean at the end of the Lane combines my favourite type of Theatre(i.e. Inovative storytelling, physical, visual /creative,ensemble, challenging together with one of my favourite writers - Neil Gaiman.) Having read the book and the play script , I still wasn't fully prepared for the audacious Direction and production style. This show deserved a standing ovation, but I think the audience were so overwhelmed by the energy and enormity of the story , that I think they were still processing it , so weren't able to respond to the brilliance of the production. I love this kind of production , and especially appreciated the ensemble who were totally committed and were just as mesmerising as the principles, so full congratulations to all involved , including production , and especially the lighting and puppet designers.Such a shame that the run is finally ending.
Janet Thompson

Janet

5/5

Oct, 2023

The theatre staff were friendly and helpful. The play was spectacular. The change of scenery slick and professional. An all round wonderful afternoon out with my mum.
Megumi Anna Miyaji

Megumi

5/5

Oct, 2023

Had no idea what this would be about or anything. Great cast, set design and storyline. Perfect for the Halloween season.
Revenco Alexandra Raluca

Revenco

5/5

Nov, 2023

The ticketing experience went very smooth, and the play was simply amazing, would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Victoria Rector

Victoria

5/5

Oct, 2023

Couldn't have been easier, and it was a great show.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 2 hr 35 min with 20 min interval

Audience: Suitable for 12+

Opening Date: 11 October 2023

Closing Date: 25 November 2023

Theatre Name: Noel Coward Theatre

Theatre Capacity: 890

Noel Coward Theatre Seating Plan >

Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Cloakroom

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Director

Katy Rudd

Adapted For The Stage By

Joel Horwood

Writer

Neil Gaiman

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most London theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • 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 distressing.

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