Everything you need to know about The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the Duke of York’s Theatre

By | Posted on 13-Mar-2020

Everything you need to know about The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the Duke of York’s Theatre

National Theatre productions often transfer into the West End, with The Ocean at the End of the Lane tipped to be the next The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Nominated for three Olivier Awards including best new play, find out why The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets are set to be the most popular tickets in town when it arrives at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre

There’s magical moments around every corner

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2013 fantasy novel, where a person visits a Sussex farmhouse that he associates with his childhood. Reflecting on how he grew up, he’s suddenly transported, thrust into a make-believe world where he’s reunited with a friend. With Lettie Hempstock, the pair find themselves on thrilling adventures, coming face-to-face with powerful forces. The story is brought to life with plenty of magical touches, including special tricks created by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s magic consultant, Jamie Harrison.

Can anyone survive this terrifying ordeal?

The Ocean at the End of the Lane received high praise from reviews

The world premiere of The Ocean at the End of the Lane sold out at the Dorfman Theatre. The play received great reviews from critics, praising the show’s atmosphere and magical wonder.

If your family’s taste in entertainment runs more to the fantastical and macabre than to sweetness and light, this show is for you.  It brings the inside of Gaiman’s head to life [with a creative team that] all contribute significantly to an enveloping, magical experience.”
Nick Curtis
The Evening Standard

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

“The production captures Gaiman’s fast-paced storytelling, and Fly Davis’s stage design does not let up in its visual imagination, bringing the story’s magic to life extraordinarily well. The imaginative monster fest keeps coming and brings with it a degree of adrenaline overload. But those who love Gaiman’s fantasy worlds, and there are legions who do, will no doubt be impressed by this action-filled spectacle.”
Arifa Akbar
The Guardian

“It all feels like one continuous act of illusion, a big, multilayered magic trick. Every element is working towards the same goal: conjuring up a world that is a creepy, uncanny smudge of reality and imagination. Rudd and Horwood, taking Gaiman’s imagination as a cue, have created something that makes you marvel at what theatre can do, and that’s pretty magical.”
Tim Bano
The Stage

Where is The Ocean at the End of the Lane in the West End?

The Ocean at the End of the Lane will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 31st October 2020. The closest tube station is Leicester Square. This thrilling, imaginative musical is unlike anything that’s been seen in the West End before, so don’t miss out and book your The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets now.

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan