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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: Neil Gaiman’s Vision from The West End Comes to Sheffield

Photography by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

From the mind of Neil Gaiman, the best-selling author of Good Omens, Coraline and American Gods comes a brand-new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane straight from its celebrated run on the West End. This National Theatre adaptation is based on Gaiman’s best-selling novel of the same name and is from the producers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse.

Directed by Katy Rudd and starring Charlie Brooks of EastEnders fame, The Ocean at the End of the Lane tells the story of a man who “…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.” Forced into an enchanted world, their survival hangs on their strength to challenge powers that could destroy everything. Described as “an enveloping, enthralling theatrical experience” by the Evening Standard, Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a show full of full of childhood wonder, friendship, adventure, family, memory and a magical world that threatens to wreak havoc.

Due to thematic elements such as death, suicide, domestic violence, loss and grief, the show is advised for ages 12 and up. The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes to the Lyceum Theatre on 9th May through 20th May. On Thursday 18th of May, the 7:45pm show is both audio-described and signed. Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000, or at


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