It has also been announced that The Ocean at the End of the Lane has extended its West End run until 23rd April 2022.
The roles of Boy and Lettie Hempstock will be played by James Bamford and Nia Towle respectively, and the rest of the cast will be completed by Penny Layden as Mrs. Hempstock, Nicolas Tennant as Dad, Siubhan Harrison as Ginnie Hempstock, Grace Hogg-Robinson as Sis, Laura Rogers as Ursula, Ruby Ablett, Miranda Heath, Charlie Cameron, Jeff D’Sangalang, Kieran Garland, Peter Twose, Tom Mackley, Emma Bown, and Charleen Qwaye.
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane is based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman and sees a man transported back in time to his twelfth birthday. As he finds himself in a new and magical world, the boy, along with his friend Lettie must do whatever it takes to survive and deal with the strange and powerful forces around them.
Joel Horwood has adapted The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which was first performed on stage in 2019 at the National Theatre and winning the Olivier Award for best lighting. Katy Rudd directs the new West End production, with lighting design by Paule Constable, puppet and costume design by Samuel Wyer, sound design by Ian Dickinson and scenic design by Fly Davis.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre and play a booking period from 23rd October 2021 until April 23rd 2022.