After initially planning a fall 2020 opening, the West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane will now play the Duke of York's Theatre next year, with previews beginning October 23, 2021. Opening night is set for November 4.
The Katy Rudd-helmed production made its world premiere at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre last year, with Samuel Blenkin, Jade Croot, Fred Davis, Owain Gwynn, Pippa Nixon, Justin Salinger, Jeffrey Sangalang, Marli Siu, Josie Walker, and Jess Williams taking the stage.
The reopening of U.K. theatres is about on par with the current plan in the U.S., with the vast majority of stagings taking place in open-air venues. A large-scale production—the musical adaptation of Sleepless in Seattle recently opened indoors at London's Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.