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Stranger Things: The First Shadow - A brilliant prequel
You won't be able to resist. Buy cheap tickets for Stranger Things: The First Shadow to find out what happened before the TV series. The West End is about to become the home of the Upside Down, with a thrilling new prequel. The play is due to open at the Phoenix Theatre in November 2023, the creative team is already looking impressive, and the cast will be announced nearer the time. The TV series has attracted dozens of Emmy nominations, including three for Outstanding Drama. This play is predicted to be just as amazing. If you love the Netflix TV series, this is a real treat.
What's the story behind Stranger Things: The First Shadow?
Welcome to the prequel to the Netflix series, a brand new story from the same people who created the TV series everyone loves so much. This is the ordinary little town of Hawkins, a place where everything is as normal as can be... or is it?
The story whisks us back to the time everything began, a story that could hold the key to the secret at the very end of the Stranger Things story. It's a scary, surprising and heartfelt play with plenty of cool new characters to meet along with your old favourites.
The year is 1959. Jim Hopper's car won't start, Bob Newby's sister laughs at his radio show, Joyce Maldonado is desperate to graduate and escape. But when the new student, Henry Creel, arrives in town, it becomes clear the shadows of the past are a lot closer than anyone thinks. How will Jim Hopper, Joyce Maldonado and the rest handle the shadows of the past?
About Stranger Things: The First Shadow
First announced in July 2022, the spin-off play's first performance is already warmly anticipated. The story is written by Kate Trefry and Jack Thorne, inspired by the original Duffer Brothers story and directed by Stephen Daldry. It's being produced by Sonia Friedman's production company.
This fantastic prequel is supported by a multi-award-winning creative team who are busy creating a thrilling new adventure. The co-director is Justin Martin. The set design is by Miriam Buether, the costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, and lighting design by Jon Clark. The sound design comes from Paul Arditti, and the illusions design and visual effects come from Jamie Harrison and Chris Fisher. The video design and visual effects come from 59 Productions, and movement direction is by Coral Messam.
Wigs, hair and make-up design comes from Campbell Young Associates, the casting is by Charlotte Sutton CDG, and the international casting consultancy by Jim Carnahan. The technical director is Gary Beestone for Gary Beestone Associates.
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Playing at Phoenix Theatre
Recommended 12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5s not permitted.
Please be advised that flashing lights will be used in this production. The play is set within the world and mythology of Stranger Things. A good guide would be to check if you and your party are comfortable with the level of content within the TV show.
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Tue - 19:00
Wed - 19:00
Thu - 19:00
Fri 14:00 19:00
Sat 14:00 19:00
Sun 15:00 -
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