News: Production images released for The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Production images of the West End transfer of the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane have been released.

Based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, (Coraline, Good Omens, Stardust and the Sandman series, soon to be a major new Netflix series), adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd the production has its press night at the Duke of York’s Theatre tonight (4 November).

The first major stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s work, this fantasy novel is ‘brought to thrilling life’ (The Times) in a modern myth, where the power of imagination and storytelling transports audiences on a spellbinding and spectacular adventure.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane introduces audiences to Gaiman’s magical world and the much-loved characters that inhabit it, showcasing the production’s stunning set design by Fly Davis, costume and puppet design by Samuel Wyer. Movement direction is by Steven Hoggett, composition by Jherek Bischoff, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by Ian Dickinson, magic and illusions direction and design by Jamie Harrison and puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell. Casting to be confirmed.

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the duck pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday, spring half term. When his dad was struggling to make ends meet and his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…

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

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Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

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