The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Live at

Duke of York's Theatre

Sat 23 Oct 2021 - Sat 14 May 2022

  Tickets available from £18.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
Play
2 hours 35 minutes
incl. interval
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We want everyone to enjoy the show safely, together. Please see the measures we have put in place for your safety, well-being and enjoyment.
The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane ‘triumphs in the West End’ (Evening Standard).

Duke of York's Theatre

Sat 23 Oct 2021 - Sat 14 May 2022
104 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, UK
2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Sun at 14:30
Additional matinee on Wed 5 Jan at 14:30
Performance times vary over the Christmas period - please check the calendar for more information
Age guidance 12+
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

From an international best-selling fantasy novel to an award-winning play, Neil Gaiman’s magical world comes to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation. Book your tickets now!

Directed by Katy Rudd, this “monster-powered adrenaline spectacular” (Guardian) is now playing at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre.

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 friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…

A genuine rarity - a show that enthrals all generations
- GUARDIAN
An enveloping, enthralling theatrical experience
- EVENING STANDARD
Theatre at its gob-smacking best
- DAILY TELEGRAPH

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

Adapted from the famous Neil Gaiman novel by Joel Horwood, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a theatrical tour de force of imagination and storytelling.

Book your tickets to see this five-star hit play at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 14 May only.

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 frightening. The production contains some adult themes that some people may find distressing, including a depiction of suicide and scenes discussing suicide. If you would like any further information before you book your tickets please email [email protected]

Cast and Creatives

Boy
James Bamford
Lodger/Ensemble/Understudy Boy
Jeff D'Sangalang
Ginnie Hempstock
Siubhan Harrison
Sis/Understudy Lettie Hempstock
Grace Hogg-Robinson
Old Mrs Hempstock
Penny Layden
Ursula/Skarthach
Laura Rogers
Dad
Nicolas Tennant
Lettie Hempstock
Nia Towle

What the critics say

Even better in the West End. Bigger, stranger, sadder and more beautiful. Shows like this don’t come along very often
- TIME OUT
This knockout production is theatre at its best
- INDEPENDENT
There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show
- MAIL ON SUNDAY

Stats and facts

2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane wins Best Novel at the British National Book Awards
3
Olivier Award Nominations for the run at the National’s Dorfman Theatre
1
Olivier Award Win for Best Lighting Design
4
WhatsOnStage award nominations, including Best New Play

Duke of York's Theatre

104 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, UK
Leicester Square
Monday to Saturday, 10.00 - 19.30

Enjoying the show safely, together.

COVID-19 Status

To ensure the continued safety of our visitors and staff, currently, all attendees over the age of 18 will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 status to gain entry to the venue.

Find out more about what this means and about the measures we have put in place for your safety, well-being and enjoyment.

COVID-19 Status Information

Duke of York's Theatre

Sat 23 Oct 2021 - Sat 14 May 2022
104 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, UK
2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Sun at 14:30
Additional matinee on Wed 5 Jan at 14:30
Performance times vary over the Christmas period - please check the calendar for more information
Age guidance 12+
For group bookings of 10 or more: