1730: Vidar Hjardeng MBE - The Ocean at the End of the Lane, AD Theatre Review
RNIB Connect Radio’s Toby Davey is joined again by Vidar Hjardeng MBE, Inclusion and Diversity Consultant for ITV News across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for the next in his regular Connect Radio theatre reviews.
This week Vidar was taken on a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship with the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham on Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm with audio description by professional Audio Describer Willie Elliot.
From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman (now a major Netflix series), comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
This five-star spectacular from the producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, taking audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it.
Returning to his childhood home, a man 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...
Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them. Age guidance: 12+ yrs.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane continues on tour around the country until early October 2023 and more details about venues, performance dates and times can be found by visiting the National Theatre’s website-
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