The Award-winning production of Stranger Things: The First Shadow has just announced that it has extended its current West End run into 2025.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow first previewed in November 2023, and officially opened in December 2023 at the Phoenix Theatre to rave reviews. The story acts as a prequel to the events of the hugely popular Netflix TV show and is brought to life by the multi-award- winning creative team. The stage play is produced by Sonia Friedman, directed by Stephen Daldry, written by Kate Trefry, and is based on an original story by the Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne and Trefry.

The prequel is set in 1959 in the small town of Hawkins when a young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start. Bob Newby’s sister won’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado wants to graduate and get the hell out of town.

The show was ‘Best New Play’ at the WhatsOnStage Awards this year and the Olivier Award for ‘Best Entertainment or Comedy Play’ as well as ‘Best Set Design’.

The current West End cast of Stranger Things: The First Shadow includes Shane Attwooll as Chief Hopper, Kemi Awoderu as Sue Anderson, Chase Brown as Lonnie Byers, Christopher Buckley as Bob Newby, Ammar Duffus as Charles Sinclair, Gilles Geary as Ted Wheeler, Florence Guy as Karen Childress, Max Harwood as Alan Munson, Michael Jibson as Victor Creel, Oscar Lloyd as James Hopper Jr, Louis McCartney as Henry Creel, 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, Ella Karuna Williams as Patty Newby and Alex Young as Virginia Creel.

The full company is completed by Anika Boyle, Lily Crawford, Faith Delaney, and Imogen Turner (alternating the role of Alice Creel); with Tricia Adele-Turner, Lauren Arney, Samuel Baxter, Reya-Nyomi Brown, Patricia Castro, Lydia Fraser, Isaac Gryn, Mark Hammersley, Benjamin Lafayette, Tom Peters, Kingdom Sibanda, Tiana Simone, Danny Sykes and Meesha Turner.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow expands on the TV show’s story and mythology with stunning visual effects and stagecraft, a show that is sure to wow fans of the show and newcomers to the world alike.

Book Stranger Things: The First Shadow theatre tickets and see the show at the Phoenix Theatre. Now booking through to 16 February 2025.

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