'Stranger Things: The First Shadow' announces full West End cast

This November, the highly anticipated theatre production Stranger Things: The First Shadow brings the world of the Netflix hit to life in a new way on stage.

Marianka Swain
Marianka Swain

Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions have announced the full cast for their upcoming world premiere Stranger Things: The First Shadow, which opens at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End in November.

This new theatre production is set in the same American small town of Hawkins, Indiana, as the hit sci-fi streaming show created by the Duffer Brothers, although it will take place in the 1950s instead of the 1980s - making it a prequel. It's written by Kate Trefy, with an original story by the Duffer Brothers, Trefy and playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and directed by Stephen Daldry, with co-direction by Justin Martin.

The cast is: Shane Attwooll (Chief Hopper), Kemi Awoderu (Sue Anderson), Chase Brown (Lonnie Byers), Christopher Buckley (Bob Newby), Ammar Duffus (Charles Sinclair), Gilles Geary (Ted Wheeler), Florence Guy (Karen Childress), Max Harwood (Allen Munson), Michael Jibson (Victor Creel), Oscar Lloyd (James Hopper Jr), Louis McCartney (Henry Creel), Isabella Pappas (Joyce Maldonado), Matthew Pidgeon (Father Newby), Calum Ross (Walter Henderson), Maisie Norma Seaton (Claudia Henderson), Patrick Vaill (Dr Brenner), Lauren Ward (Virginia Creel), and Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby).

Tricia Adele-Turner, Lauren Arney, Reya-Nyomi Brown, Patricia Castro, Lydia Fraser, Isaac Gryn, Mark Hammersley, Tom Peters, Kingdom Sibanda, Tiana Simone, Danny Sykes and Meesha Turner complete the company.

Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin said in a statement: “With rehearsals now underway, it’s a joy to discover the world of Stranger Things: The First Shadow with our ferociously talented cast and watch the alchemy amongst our entire company grow as we together explore this new play. They’re an extraordinarily gifted group of actors, and we can’t wait to share this origin story with audiences.”

Matt and Ross Duffer said in a statement: “The cast of Stranger Things: The First Shadow is nothing short of phenomenal. These actors brilliantly explore the early days of many fan favourites - including Hopper, Joyce, Bob, Henry and Dr Brenner - while also bringing new characters to vivid life. We couldn’t be more thrilled and can’t wait for you to meet them all live on stage. See you in London, nerds!”

Stranger Things: The First Shadow has its official press night at the Phoenix Theatre on 14 December, with previews beginning on 17 November.

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