The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Tuesday 6 June–Saturday 17 June Drama
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Tickets £17.50 to £42.50

Venue: Theatre Royal

Running time: Approx. 2 hours 35 mins (including one 20 minute interval)

Important Information

Age guidance: 12+

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

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 0115 989 5555.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Access Performances

Captioned: 10/06/2023 19:30
Audio Described: 17/06/2023 14:30
Sign Language Interpreted: 17/06/2023 14:30

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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.

Royal Members
All tickets £31 for Tuesday 6 June 7.30pm performance (excluding Balcony) and save £3.50 in the Stalls and £2 in the Upper Circle for Wednesday & Thursday 2pm & 7.30pm (week 1) and Monday – Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday 2pm (week 2) performances only.

Under 26s
Save £4 in the Stalls and £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Thursday 2pm (week 1) and Monday – Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday 2pm (week 2) performances only.

School Bookings
All tickets £16.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle only with one free teacher per 20 seats booked. Available Wednesday & Thursday 2pm performances only with one free teachers ticket for every 20 seats booked.

Groups of 10+
Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Thursday 2pm (week 1) and Monday – Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday 2pm (week 2) performances only on bookings of ten or more tickets with 1 free ticket for every 20 seats booked. Please contact our Group Sales team to book.

'Theatre at its gob-smacking best'

The Daily Telegrapg

'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.'

The Daily Telegraph

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Tuesday 6 June

7:30 PM

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2:00 PM

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