National Theatre: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Tue 18 to Sat 22 Apr 2023
Matinees: Wed, Thurs & Sat 2:30pm
Friends: 20% off (excl Fri & Sat)
Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval
Age Guidance: 12+, Parental discretion advised, full content warning below.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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.
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.
Theatre at its best
The Daily Telegraph
There's nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show.
Mail on Sunday
Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.
An uplifting and awe-inspiring experience for adults young and old.
Tickets from £19.50*
Tue 18 Apr 7:30 PM
Wed 19 Apr 7:30 PM
Thu 20 Apr 2:30 PM
Thu 20 Apr 7:30 PM CAP
For D/deaf and hard-of-hearing, captioning converts the spoken word into text which is displayed on an electronic caption unit – either near or on-stage or via a hand-held device.
Fri 21 Apr 7:30 PM
Sat 22 Apr 2:30 PM AD
Audio Description Available
An additional audio track for audiences with sight loss, explaining what’s happening on screen or on stage during gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.
British Sign Language
For patrons using sign language, this service usually involves one interpreter standing on or in front of the stage to sign the dialogue.
Touch Tour Available
For audiences with sight loss, an opportunity to explore the performance space and handle selected props, costumes and furniture before the event starts.
Sat 22 Apr 7:30 PM
Friends 20% off (excl Fri & Sat)
Groups (8+) £4 off Stalls and Dress
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on 0131 529 6005.
Concessions £3 off (excl Fri & Sat)
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.
Student Standbys £10*
Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise.
- Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000
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* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student ID, Young Scot ID or Proof of Age is required. Only one ticket per card.
All discounts may be withdrawn at any time.
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We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help.
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- Thu 20 Apr, 7.30pm
- Sat 22 Apr, 2.30pm
- Audio Describers: Bridget Stevens & Janette Knibb
BSL Sign Language Interpreted
- Sat 22 Apr, 2.30pm
- Touch Tour: 2 hours before the performance, 12.30pm
- Interpreter: to be confirmed
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