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

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

After a limited engagement at the Dorfman Theatre, The Ocean at the End of the Lane will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre. Announced as part of the National Theatre’s latest season, Joel Horwood’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel will be performed in the West End from October 2020, with tickets on sale next month.

The Ocean at the End of St. Martin’s Lane

Based on the 2013 novel of the same name, The Ocean at the End of the Lane follows a man named Alex who is plunged into a magical world, transported back in time to his 12th birthday. Now standing by a Sussex farmhouse where he used to play, he’s reunited with his friend Lettie, and the pair find themselves in a battle for survival.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 31st October 2020 to 6th February 2021.

Casting for the West End transfer is to be named. The original cast starred Samuel Blenkin, Jade Croot, Fred Davis, Owain Gwynn, Pippa Nixon, Justin Salinger, Jeffrey Sangalang, Marli Siu, Josie Walker, and Jess Williams.

Neil Gaiman’s story adapted for the stage

Gaiman’s fantasy novel has been adapted by Joel Horwood, whose playwriting credits include the 2009 play All The Little Things We Crushed at the Almeida Theatre, starring Zawe Ashton and Richard Bremmer.

The creative team for The Ocean at the End of the Lane features scenic design by Fly Davis, costume design by Samuel Wyer, lighting by Paule Constable and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 31st October to 6th February 2021.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets are on sale from 13th March.

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

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