The Ocean at the End of the Lane Prod Shot

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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New Victoria Theatre, Woking
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Tue 24 Jan - Sat 28 Jan 2023

Pre-sale opens for members at:

Thu 19 May 9:00

General sale opens at: Fri 20 May 9:00

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.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

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Tue 24 Jan - Sat 28 Jan 2023
The Ambassadors, The Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ
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:

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!

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.

Production shot

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 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. 

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.

Nights you don't want to miss

  • Opening Night
    Come and join us for our first performance.

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

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

The Ambassadors, The Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ
Woking Railway Station
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
There are three bars in the theatre and a Friends Bar for our Friends of the Theatre.
There are areas available to hire within the theatre.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

The New Victoria Theatre opened in 1992 and established itself as one of the foremost theatres in the South East. Boasting state of the art facilities, excellent acoustics and clear sight lines it has hosted first class theatre from the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and the Peter Hall Company.

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New Victoria Theatre, Woking

change
Tue 24 Jan - Sat 28 Jan 2023
The Ambassadors, The Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ
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: