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A modern myth from the brilliant imagination of Neil Gaiman, creator of Good Omens, the epic American Gods, Coraline, Stardust and the Sandman series.
Adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, this adventure will excite, unsettle and thrill those brave enough to face its hidden depths.
Returning to his childhood home, Alex finds himself standing beside the duck pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play.
He's transported to his 11th birthday, spring half term.
When his dad was struggling to make ends meet and his friend Lettie claimed it wasn't a pond, but an ocean …
Plunged into a magical world, Alex and Lettie's survival depends on their ability to reckon with dark, ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
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Performance days & times
Previews 3 - 10 December
£54, £34 - £15
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£60, £40, £34, £25, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£65, £45, £36, £25, £20
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 10 January, 7.30pm
Sat 11 January, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Thu 2 January, 2pm
Mon 13 January, 7.30pm
Wed 22 January, 7.30pm
Relaxed performance, for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment
Sat 18 January, 2pm
Author: Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Joel Horwood
Composer: Jherek Bischoff
Director: Katy Rudd
Set designer: Fly Davis
Costume designer: Samuel Wyer
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Visual effects: Jamie Harrison (Magic and Illusions Director and Designer)
Movement: Steven Hoggett
Puppetry: Samuel Wyer (designer); Finn Caldwell (director)