Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the West End transfer of the National Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which was scheduled to begin performances this autumn, has been postponed. The acclaimed production will now open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2021, with previews beginning from 23 October, playing for a limited run until 12 February 2022, with a press night on 4 November.
Based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Stardust and the Sandman series), adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers following its sold-out world premiere at the Dorfman Theatre in 2019.
Whilst government recently made the welcome announcement that performances can resume indoors, they can do so only with social distancing. Performances of The Ocean at the End of the Lane were originally schedule for 31 October 2020 to 6 February 2021. All existing ticket holders will be contacted by their original point of sale regarding their booking.
The set designer for The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Fly Davis, with costume and puppet design by Samuel Wyer, movement direction by Steven Hoggett, composition by Jherek Bischoff, lighting design by Paule Constable (Olivier Award nominee), sound design by Ian Dickinson, magic and illusions direction and design by Jamie Harrison and puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell. Casting is to be confirmed.