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 friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean… Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Adapted from the best-selling Neil Gaiman novel by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, this spectacular and thrilling adventure is a tour de force of imagination and storytelling.
Age Recommendation: 12+
Please note: This production contains scenes that some people may find distressing, and strobe lighting.
Captivates anyone fortunate enough to see the production
Pure theatrical magic
British theatre at its gob-smacking best
Felt bigger, stranger, sadder and more beautiful... shows like this don’t come along very often.
Thunderous, sometimes terrifying adaptation
Contemporary theatre at its best
Rich, multi-layered, complex piece
A show that enthrals all generations without patronising any
Darkness and dreamlike strangeness
It’s a coming-of-age tale that will appeal to all ages
As pure spectacle, its expertly done
Something has been lost in the transfer from the National