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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane Tickets

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Tickets

Duke of York's Theatre
22 Oct 2021 - 14 May 2022

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Information

Fresh from a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the adaptation Neil Gaiman's 'Book of the Year' winner The Ocean at the End of the Lane is set for a West End run following phenomenal demand. Written by Joel Horwood, the play received rave reviews from the British theatre press when it premiered at the Dorfman Theatre, and audiences will now get another chance to see this breathtakingly spooky production at the Duke of York's Theatre from October 2021.

Following the National Theatre debut, described as 'spellbinding' by critics, The Ocean at the End of the Lane received three Olivier Award nominations: best new play, best lighting design, and best actress in a supporting role.

Gaiman has won the Huge, Nebula and Bran Stoker book awards for his novels, and when The Ocean at the End of the Lane was released, it won was voted Book of the Year at the British National Book Awards.

Adapter Joel Horwood's previous work in London includes All The Little Things We Crushed at the Almeida Theatre and Berberian Sound Studio at the Donmar Warehouse, as well as screen writing credits for Channel 4's cult series Skins.

The creative team of The Ocean at the End of the Lane includes set designs by Fly Davis, costume and puppet design by Samuel Wyer, lighting by Paule Constable, sound designs by Ian Dickinson, puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell, movement by Steven Hoggett and compositions by Jherek Bischoff.

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Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.


The play follows a man returning to his childhood home in Sussex, where he is reminded of the treacherous events that occurred on his 12th birthday. He used to play by the country banks with his friend Lettie, but what she claimed was a pond was, in fact, a vast ocean. Plunged into a mystical and unfamiliar world, their very survival relies on their instinct, abilities and bravery in the face of great destruction.

Opening date

October 22nd, 2021

Closing date

May 14th, 2022


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Booking from

October 23rd, 2021

Booking until

May 14th, 2022


Duke of York's Theatre

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Duke of York's Theatre Information

Duke of York's Theatre
104 St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4BG
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Location: West End Railway station: Charing Cross Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139 Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551 Car park: Chinatown (5mins) Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.

Cast and creative

By: Adapted from the best-selling Neil Gaiman novel by Joel Horwood Director: Katy Rudd Cast list: James Bamford, Nia Towle, Siubhan Harrison, Penny Layden, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Laura Rogers, Nicolas Tennant, Ruby Ablett, Emma Bown, Charlie Cameron, Jeff D’Sangalang, Kieran Garland, Miranda Heath, Tom Mackley, Charleen Qwaye, and Peter Twose. Design: Fly Davis Lighting: Paule Constable Costume: Samuel Wyer Choreography: Steven Hoggett Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph

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