The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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New Wimbledon Theatre
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Tue 11 April - Sat 15 April 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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New Wimbledon Theatre

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Tue 11 April - Sat 15 April 2023
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
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

New Wimbledon Theatre

93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
Wimbledon Station and South Wimbledon Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks.
Payments - Contactless card, Google or Apple Pay.
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Standing proudly since 1910, New Wimbledon Theatre has garnered a glittering reputation as a premier theatrical venue in South West London. The Grade II listed building has a beautiful Edwardian auditorium and, with a capacity of over 1,500 (one of the largest in London), the venue hosts touring productions as well as an annual pantomime each Christmas.

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New Wimbledon Theatre

change
Tue 11 April - Sat 15 April 2023
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
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:
Join ATG+, the UK's best live entertainment membership

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
No transaction fees
Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
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