The Duffer Brothers say it best — “There’s definitely more story to tell here.” Get a look behind the curtain of STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW as told by the epic creative team that’s bringing this story to life on stage in London’s West End. The play features Hawkins’ strangest in their high school days — including Joyce Maldonado, James Hopper Jr, Bob Newby, and the infamous Henry Creel.
Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s sister won’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get the hell out of town. When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family finds that a fresh start isn’t so easy… and the shadows of the past have a very long reach.
Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension, this gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the STRANGER THINGS story – and may hold the key to the end.
Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions present STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW by Kate Trefry, with an original story by The Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne & Kate Trefry. It is based on STRANGER THINGS, created by the Duffer Brothers. The Duffer Brothers act as creative producers, with 21 Laps Entertainment as associate producers.
STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW is written by Kate Trefry, directed by Stephen Daldry with co-director Justin Martin, set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti, original music composition, orchestration, arrangements and supervision by D.J. Walde, illusions design & visual effects by Jamie Harrison & Chris Fisher, video design & visual effects by 59 Productions, choreography by Coral Messam, movement direction by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up design by Campbell Young Associates, technical director is Gary Beestone for Gary Beestone Associates, props supervision by Mary Halliday, dialect by William Conacher, fight direction by Kev McCurdy, casting by Jessica Ronane Casting CDG with additional casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG, and international casting consultancy by Jim Carnahan.
STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW LISTINGS
Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JP
The production opens on 14 December, with previews beginning 17 November. For further ticket information, performance schedule, full creative team, and cast biographies, please visit strangerthingsonstage.com and their official social channels on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.
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