Katy Rudd

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Writer Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman adapted by Joel Horwood Starring
  • Samuel Blenkin
  • Josie Walker
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    Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre
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    Reviews

    Is Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” a story of childhood for adults or an adult view of the world for children? As director Katy Rudd’s astonishingly theatrical production of Joel Horwood’s adaptation resoundingly proves, the answer is: Both.

    Variety

    The dazzle comes from director Katy Rudd (best director at The Stage Debut Awards in 2018) who, with a crack creative team, throws everything at this production.

    The Stage

    Trying to squeeze such an extravagant story into a space as intimate as the Dorfman might seem a daunting task, but Joel Horwood’s adaptation and Katy Rudd’s restlessly imaginative production rise to the challenge.

    Clive Davis
    The Times

    It’s not just the spellbinding mise en scene from director Katy Rudd – with all related creative contributions unleashing one hallucinogenic thrill after another.

    The Telegraph

    Rudd does a terrific job bringing it to life... It's one of the most satisfying Christmas shows the National has created for a long time 

    Sarah Crompton
    What's On Stage

    Isn’t that the marvel of fiction itself – the show, enchanting for young and old alike, poignantly argues: that it gives you the armour to go forth and battle with the worst that life can throw at you...the National at its very best 

    Dominic Cavendish
    The Telegraph

    A monster-powered, adrenaline-filled spectacular... dynamically directed by Katy Rudd


    Arifa Akbar
    The Guardian

    Katy Rudd’s thrilling NT production, which is pacy, stylish and also expertly harnesses the inherent ambiguity of theatre to get to the heart of Gaiman’s tale

    Andrzej Lukowski
    Time Out

    Joel Horwood’s adaptation and Katy Rudd’s restlessly imaginative production rise to the challenge

    Clive Davis
    The Times

    It’s an edgy, stunningly thought through tribute to the wild and wonderful life of the mind, and its ability to help us engage with the horrors that life flings at us



    Rachel Halliburton
    The Arts Desk

    Rudd’s staging is brilliantly pitched on the border between fantasy and reality

    Sarah Hemming
    Financial Times

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