Written by Kate Trefry and with direction by Stephen Daldry and co-director Justin Martin, the production opened to rave reviews at the Phoenix Theatre on 14th December 2023.

The show, currently breaking box office records at Phoenix Theatre where it is now booking until 16th February 2025, has recently won several awards including the Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment and Best Set Design, the Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Set Design and Most Promising Newcomer, and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Play.

Louis McCartney as Henry Creel and Ella Karuna Williams as Patty Newby in Stranger Things: The First Shadow

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The show features plenty of tense moments to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

The latest trailer showcases the special effects and sets used to help bring this supernatural prequel to life. You can read our review from when we went along to see it here.

About Stranger Things

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 adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end.

The cast of Stranger Things: The First Shadow

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The show depicts younger versions of key characters from the Netflix series.

The cast is made up by Shane Attwooll (Chief Hopper), Kemi Awoderu (Sue Anderson), Chase Brown (Lonnie Byers), Christopher Buckley (Bob Newby), Ammar Duffus (Charles Sinclair) and Gilles Geary (Ted Wheeler).

Florence Guy plays Karen Childress, Max Harwood stars as Alan Munson, Michael Jibson as Victor Creel, Oscar Lloyd as James Hopper Jr. and Louis McCartney as Henry Creel.

The rest of the main cast is completed by Isabella Pappas as Joyce Maldonado, Matthew Pidgeon as Principal Newby, Calum Ross as Walter Henderson, Maisie Norma Seaton as Claudia Yount,  Patrick Vaill as Dr Brenner, Alex Young as Virginia Creel, Ella Karuna Williams as Patty Newby and Anika Boyle, Lily Crawford, Faith Delaney and Imogen Turner alternating the role of Alice Creel.

Groups of ten or more qualify for discounted rates. For tickets and more information go to uk.strangerthingsonstage.com