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The National Theatre's production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the W/E

FOLLOWING a sold out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is transferring to the West End – to the Duke of York’s Theatre where it will run from October 31, 2020 to February 6, 2021.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is adapted by Joel Horwood from Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel and is directed by Katy Rudd.

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 friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is designed by Fly Davis, with costume and puppetry design by Samuel Wyver, movement direction by Stephen Hoggett, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.

Magic and illusions director and designer is Jamie Harrison, composer is Jherek Bischoff and puppetry director is Finn Caldwell.

Casting will be announced in due course.

Tickets will go on sale in March.

NB: This production contains scenes that some people may find distressing, and strobe lighting.

The West End transfer of Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void continues at the Duke of York’s Theatre until February 29. It will be followed – from March 5 to April 11, 2020 – by Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit, starring Jennifer Saunders.