The Ocean at the
End of the Lane



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.

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.

Running Times: 2 hours 35 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Age Guidance: 12+
Content warnings: 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, death by suicide and bereavement. We always recommend individual discretion alongside the age guidance. For more information, click here, or contact our Box Office at 0116 242 3595.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Audio Flyer


 Under 16s
£20 Under 18s school groups
15% off for Members
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+

2-4-1 tickets for Friends, Business Friends and Supporters on Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pm

£25 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect on Tue 31 Jan, 7.30pm

Group rates are now available on Price Area A. Get the best seats in the house for a great discounted rate!

British Sign Language Interpreted: Sat 4 Feb, 2.15pm
Interpreter: Theatresign – Donna Ruane
At this performance, the interpreter will be positioned on the left of the stage.

Captioned: Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pm
Captioner: Stagetext – Sarah Easton

Audio Described: Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pm with Touch Tour from 5.30pm
Audio Describers: VocalEyes – Willie Elliot

Listen to the pre-show audio notes on SoundCloud, or by clicking the orange button below:

For more information about our Access Performances, please click here.

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Cast & Creative

Charlie Brooks


Daniel Cornish

Alternate Boy

Trevor Fox


Emma-Jane Goodwin


Paolo Guidi


Millie Hikasa

Lettie Hempstock

Lewis Howard


Kemi-Bo Jacobs

Ginnie Hempstock

Ronnie Lee


Aimee McGoldrick


Laurie Ogden


Keir Ogilvy


Dominic Ramsden


Joe Rawlinson-Hunt


Risha Silvera


Finty Williams

Old Mrs Hempstock