‘The National Theatre at its very best.’ (Daily Telegraph)
From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman (now a major Netflix series), comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane starring Charlie Brooks (EastEnders).
This five-star spectacular from the producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, taking 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.
'Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best.'
'Shows like this don't come around very often.'
The producers of this show cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.
Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes including an interval.
Recommended age 12+
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.
|Wed & Thu||2.00pm||£20.50 to £39.50|
|Tue - Sat||7.30pm||£24.50 to £44.50|
|Sat||2.00pm||£24.50 to £44.50|
Discounts do not apply to lowest price zone.
|Executive and Executive Plus Memberships [Find Out More]||£6 off top two prices only at all performances or 20% off on Tue 4 July.|
|Schools/Young People's Group 10+||Tickets £19.50 on Tue - Thu performances, plus one free supervisor with every 10. Not available online - please email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Groups (10+)||£5 off. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.|
|Groups (20+)||£6 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased.
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
|Access Member Discount [What's This?]||£5 off.|
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Signed Performances: Tue 4 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Wed 5 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Touch Tour: Fri 7 July 2023 at 5.30pm (see Extras tab for more information)
Audio Described Performance: Fri 7 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Friday 7 July 2023 | 5.30pm | Mayflower Theatre
To accompany the audio described performance of The Ocean at the End of the Lane we are running a Touch Tour before the show at Mayflower Theatre. The Touch Tour will take place from 17:30* – 18:00 before the evening performance.
A Touch Tour allows visually impaired patrons and those supporting them, the opportunity to familiarise themselves with elements of set, props and costumes before attending the show.
To book your place on the Touch Tour please contact the box office on 02380 711811.
*Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the Touch Tour begins.
Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely pot of tea and delicious traditional treats in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre?
Afternoon Tea can be added to your booking after selecting your seats or by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711811.