The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Milton Keynes Theatre
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Tue 27 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2023
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From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman (now a major Netflix series), comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
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Milton Keynes Theatre

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Tue 27 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2023
500 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 12+
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This five-star 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 and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it. 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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...

A genuine rarity - a show that enthrals all generations
- GUARDIAN
An enveloping, enthralling theatrical experience
- EVENING STANDARD
Theatre at its 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. 

Age guidance: 12+ yrs. This production contains the following physical effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound, and blackouts. The production contains moments that some people may find frightening, including references to death. We always recommend individual discretion alongside the age guidance. For more information, click here.

What the critics say

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

Milton Keynes Theatre

500 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
Milton Keynes Central Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

One of the region’s leading live entertainment venues, Milton Keynes Theatre showcases the best West End and touring productions from across the UK. Offering a wide and varied programme including first class dance, drama, musicals, opera, comedy and children’s shows.

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Milton Keynes Theatre

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Tue 27 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2023
500 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 12+
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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