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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
05 Sep - 09 Sep 2023
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- Audio Described
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.
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.
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…
Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Ticket prices: £10 - £42
Age recommendation: 12+
All Friends – 1/2 price first night Drama
Friends pre-June 22 – £2 OFF Bands A-D
Friends from June 22 – 5% OFF
Best & Gold Friends – 10% OFF
U18s – £8 OFF Tue – Thu Mat & Eve
O60s – £5 OFF Midweek Matinee
Schools – £15 ticket Band B-D (Midweek Matinees, teachers and TA tickets FREE)
This production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound and blackouts.
This production explores adult themes that some people may find distressing or frightening. This includes the non-graphic depiction of the aftermath of a suicide early on and four occurrences where suicide is discussed in the play. There is also infrequent mention of death, a depiction of parental abuse, and one depiction of a death.
If you’d like to find out more before you book, please contact our Box Office at 01603 630 000
Captioned: Wed 6th Sep
Audio Described: Thu 7th Sep
Signed: Fri 8th Sep
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‘There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show.’
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‘Shows like this don’t come around very often.’
‘Magic really does happen. A thrilling adaptation with a sense of wonder and visual dazzle.’
‘A wondrous and moving night. An uplifting and awe-inspiring experience for adults young and old.’
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