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Duke of York's Theatre

St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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Show Details

Preview 23rd Oct 21
Opens 4th Nov 21
Closes 12th Feb 22

Show Times

Mon - Sat TBA
Matinée Thurs & Sat TBA
Length of Show - 2hrs 20mins

Local Info

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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.


Please be aware that due to Covid 19 restrictions this show is liable to change at short notice.

Please contact the theatre directly to confirm the details.


Fresh from a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the adaptation Neil Gaiman’s ‘Book of the Year’ winner The Ocean at the End of the Lane is set for a West End run following phenomenal demand, opens at the Duke of York's Theatre on 4th November 2021.

Full News-brief and show details to follow soon so please check back for further details.

In the mean time click on the "Red Curtains" above for booking details.


  • Playwright - Adapted from the best-selling Neil Gaiman novel by Joel Horwood
  • Director - Katy Rudd
  • Design - Fly Davis
  • Lighting- Paule Constable
  • Choreography - Steven Hoggett
  • Costume - Samuel Wyer
  • Sound - Ian Dickinson for Autograph
  • Producer -
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