I reckon we could all use a little escape from reality right about now, couldn’t we? For pure escapist theatre, nothing on the London stage rivals The Ocean at the End of the Lane, a magical production based on the best-selling Neil Gaiman novel. After making quite the splash at the National Theatre and then taking over the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End, the show is gearing up for another run from January 25 until May 14, 2022.
Telling the story of a man returning to his childhood home, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a breathlessly imaginative work which encompasses magic, ancient forces, and memories of childhood. When a pond becomes an ocean, a boy and his friend Lettie will have to step into a perilous world and face down entities which threaten to destroy everything…
It’s dashing exciting stuff, and with a host of strong reviews behind it – The Guardian proclaimed it “a dynamic and quirky stage spectacular” – you won’t want to miss its final shows this spring. Even if you’ve already seen it, we think it’s well worth another visit, and you can get your tickets here!
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane will run at The Duke of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, from January 25 until May 14, 2022.
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