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Stranger Things: The First Shadow Tickets

See if you could survive in the upside down in the Stranger Things prequel.
Stranger Things: The First Shadow Tickets
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Production shot of Stranger Things: The First Shadow in London, with Louis McCartney as Henry Creel.
Production shot of Stranger Things: The First Shadow in London, with Isabella Pappas as Joyce Maldonado.
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Production shot of Stranger Things: The First Shadow in London, with Louis McCartney as Henry Creel, Calum Ross as Walter Henderson and Maisie Norma Seaton as Claudia Yount.
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Stranger Things: The First Shadow Tickets

About Stranger Things: The First Shadow

See the prequel to the multi-award-winning hit TV show at the Phoenix Theatre. Book tickets to Strangers Things: The First Shadow on London theatre today.

Hawkins in 1959 is a small town with relatively ordinary troubles: Jim Hopper's car won't start, Bob Newby's sister rejects his radio show, and Joyce Maldonado dreams of escape. But the arrival of Henry Creel is ready to disrupt all of that. In a town where secrets run deep, starting anew isn't simple.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow is an eagerly awaited stage production written by Kate Trefry (writer on the Stranger Things TV show), featuring an original story by the Duffer Brothers (creators of Stranger Things), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Trefry.

The production, directed by the esteemed Stephen Daldry with co-direction by Justin Martin, promises to expand the show's mythology and stagecraft, setting new standards in theatrical storytelling. Stranger Things, set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, premiered on Netflix in 2016. The series follows a group of young friends entangled in a supernatural conspiracy involving government experiments, alternate dimensions, and terrifying otherworldly creatures.

Since its debut on the streaming platform, Stranger Things has grown into a cultural sensation, winning numerous awards and garnering a dedicated following. Many of its young cast members, including Millie Bobbie Brown, were propelled into stardom by the show.

What is Stranger Things: The First Shadow?

Stranger Things: The First Shadow serves as a prequel to the critically acclaimed Netflix TV show Stranger Things. The show will mark Netflix’s first venture into the theatrical world.

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Run time

3 hours (inc. interval)

Start date

November 17th, 2023

End date

August 25th, 2024

Age

Recommended 12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5s not permitted.

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Wow, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Clever
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Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing
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Our Review

'Stranger Things: The First Shadow' review – the awe-inspiring sci-fi spectacular is out of this world

5 of 5
15 Dec 2023, 09:03
Read our five-star review of Stranger Things: The First Shadow, directed by Stephen Daldry, now in performances at the Phoenix Theatre to 25 August.
Production note
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.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow cast and creative team

By: Kate Trefy, from an original story by Trefy, the Duffer Brothers, and Jack Thorne
Director: Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin
Cast list: 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 Allen 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 Father Newby), Calum Ross (as Walter Henderson), Maisie Norma Seaton (as Claudia Henderson), Patrick Vaill (as Dr Brenner), Lauren Ward (as Virginia Creel), Ella Karuna Williams (as Patty Newby)
Design: Miriam Buether
Costumes: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Paul Arditti

Venue

Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0JP

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Euston
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.

More information about Stranger Things: The First Shadow

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Access performances

  • 10th Feb - Sat mat - Audio Description - VocalEyes
  • 17th Feb - Sat mat - Captioned - Stagetext
  • 24th Feb - Sat Mat - BSL - Theatresign

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday-7:00 PM
Thursday-7:00 PM
Friday1:00 PM7:00 PM
Saturday1:00 PM7:00 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is Stranger Things: The First Shadow about?

What happened before the world turned upside down? In 1959, Henry Creel moves to Hawkins, Indiana, with his family. But looking for a fresh start isn't so easy. Will he be lured into the shadows of his past? Discover the prequel story to the Netflix phenomenon, Stranger Things. Get Stranger Things: The First Shadow tickets on London Theatre.

How long is Stranger Things: The First Shadow?

The running time of Stranger Things: The First Shadow is 3 hours (inc. interval).

Where is Stranger Things: The First Shadow playing?

Stranger Things: The First Shadow is playing at Phoenix Theatre. The theatre is located in London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0JP.

How much do tickets cost for Stranger Things: The First Shadow?

Tickets for Stranger Things: The First Shadow start at £25.

What's the age requirement for Stranger Things: The First Shadow?

The recommended age for Stranger Things: The First Shadow is Recommended 12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5s not permitted..

How do you book tickets for Stranger Things: The First Shadow?

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