The Ocean at the End of the Lane theatre review: Lonely boy saved by a bookish imagination

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin until April 1

Dominic Ramsden, Keir Oglivy (Boy), Aimee McGolderick and Millie Hikasa (Lettie) in The Ocean at the End of the Lane. c. Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Katy Hayes

This touring production of Neil Gaiman’s hit novel from the United Kingdom’s National Theatre is a potent reminder of just how effective old-school theatrical tricks can be, even now in our age of busy CGI and screen technology.