West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane moved to 2021
The National Theatre production of the play based on the novel by Neil Gaiman will now begin performances in the West End in October 2021.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane will open in the West End a year later than scheduled. The new play was scheduled to open this fall but will now start performances at the Duke of York's Theatre on 23 October 2021 in a limited run.
Based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was adapted for the stage by Joel Horwood and the production is directed by Katy Rudd. The play had its world premiere at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre in 2019. The story follows an unnamed man who comes home for a funeral and starts to recount events from his past.
The National Theatre cast featured Samuel Blenkin, Marli Siu, Fred Davis, Ginnie Hempstock, Jade Croot, Jeffrey Sangalang, Jess Williams, Josie Walker, Justin Salinger, Owain Gwynn, and Pippa Nixon. Casting for the West End transfer will be confirmed at a later date.
The creative team for The Ocean at the End of the Lane includes set design by Fly Davis, costume and puppet desing by Samuel Wyer, movement direction by Steven Hoggett, composition by Jherek Bischoff, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by Ian Dickinson, magic and illusions by Jamie Harrison, and puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell.