The Marlowe
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
The National Theatre

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

The National Theatre brings Neil Gaiman's novel to life.

From the imagination of bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, which is touring the UK and Ireland to an overwhelming reception of five-star reviews.

This ‘mindblowing’ (Manchester Evening News) spectacular from the producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, taking audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten.

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.

Recommended for 12yrs+
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.
This production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound and blackouts.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane