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Review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Review Of The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

Bold, frightening and magical. A combination to keep you gripped… here is my review of ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ –

I had a lovely evening out yesterday at The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, watching this incredible play which has returned to the city as part of a new UK tour.

The play starts with a man returning to his childhood home and standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s reminded of his 12th birthday when he meets a new friend Lettie, who claimed the pond was an ocean where everything is possible. The boy then learns that there is a magical link between worlds, and their survival soon depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them!

The whole play was very captivating, keeping me on the edge of my seat and not knowing what to expect next (I have not read the book or watched the tv series). There were funny parts, scary scenes, emotional aspects, and impressive special effects. The way they used the set and props, and dramatic dance to tell the story was very good, even down to the people that are normally completely hidden to move the props on and off stage adding to the story. Without giving too much away, my two favourite parts were the magical door scene and when the boy and his friend jumps into the magical ocean through a tiny bucket! The dream scenes were so creative too.

I could write so much more, but I’ll simply recommend you watch it instead. It’s on until this Saturday only (27th May) at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

To read more and for a booking link – visit here: The Ocean at the End of the Lane Tickets | The Alexandra, Birmingham in Birmingham | ATG Tickets

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