Stranger Things: The First Shadow

You’ve seen the globally-renowned Netflix series, now experience Stranger Things on stage.

What is the Stranger Things live show about?

This gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end. Hawkins, 1959. Before the world turned upside down… Before Jim Hopper and Joyce Maldonado had to survive demons from alternate dimensions, they had to survive high school. 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.

 

Stranger Things London Reviews & Critical Acclaim

Stranger Things First Shadow opened in December 2023 to rave reviews from critics and customers alike. While it hasn’t yet been around for long enough to have received any award nominations, it is expected to earn many when they are announced later this year.

★★★★★ ‘Netflix gives the West End its event of the year’ The Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Sinister and thrilling trip to the Upside Down’
★★★★★ ‘This stunning Phoenix Theatre show will turn you upside down’ London Theatre

Cast

Please note the producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist. The schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holidays, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

Stranger Things theatre cast

James Hopper Jr. – Oscar Lloyd
Joyce Maldonado – Isabella Pappas
Henry Creel – Louis McCartney
Dr Brenner – Patrick Vaill 
Chief Hopper – Shane Attwooll
Virginia Creel – Lauren Ward
Victor Creel – Michael Jibson
Patty Newby – Ella Karuna Williams
Lonnie Byers – Chase Brown
Ted Wheeler – Gilles Geary
Karen Childress – Florence Guy
Charles Sinclair – Anmar Duffus
Bob Newby – Christopher Buckley
Sue Anderson – Kemi Awoderu
Alan Munson – Max Harwood
Alice Creel – Anika Boyle / Faith Delaney / Imogen Turner
Principal Newby – Matthew Pidgeon
Walter Henderson – Calum Ross
Claudia Yount – Maisie Norma Seaton

Duration

3 hours including an interval

Good To Know

This production contains gunfire audio, loud noises and explosions, haze and smoke, flashing lights and strobe, and strong language. There are depictions of various mental health conditions and disorders.

Location

Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Rd London WC2H 0JP

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0333 009 5399 (Monday to Sunday 9am-8pm)

 

Access Performances:

10th Feb - Sat mat - audio description - VocalEyes
17th Feb - Sat mat - captioned - Stagetext
24th Feb - Sat Mat - BSL - Theatresign

Cancellation Policy

Stranger Things tickets are non-refundable. If you would like refund protection, we recommend that you purchase TicketPlan Refund Protection when booking your tickets. Terms and conditions apply.

FAQs

All your questions on Stranger Things West End tickets – answered.

 

What is the Stranger Things play about?

The Stranger Things West End show is set in 1959, 24 years before the events of the first season of the series. Hawkins at this point is a regular town, and Jim Hopper and Joyce Maldonado are just regular high school students. When Henry Creel and his family arrive, things begin to become more sinister…

 

What is Stranger Things stage runtime?

Stranger Things live show has a run time of 3 hours, including one interval.

 

Where is the Stranger Things theatre show?

The Stranger Things play is currently running at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End.

 

How do I get to the Stranger Things show in London?

The nearest tube stations for Stranger Things Phoenix Theatre are Tottenham Court Road, which is on the Central, Northern and Elizabeth Lines, or Leicester Square, which is on the Northern and Piccadilly Lines. If travelling via bus, Denmark Street (Stop A) or Cambridge Circus (Stop D) are the nearest stops, a short walk from the theatre.

 

What is the recommended age for Stranger Things?

Stranger Things West End is recommended for ages 12+

 

Are Stranger Things tickets suitable for children?

Stranger Things First Shadow is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 4 will not be admitted to the theatre.

 

How do I get tickets for Stranger Things West End?

Quick and easy - with our user-friendly seat map, booking Stranger Things theatre tickets is simple. With a few quick clicks and instant email confirmation, you can jump from watching the show on your sofa to watching Stranger Things on stage!

 

What characters are in Stranger Things on stage?

Stranger Things First Shadow is a prequel of the Netflix series. This means that it’s set before the time of fan-favourite characters like Eleven and Steve Harrington. However, we do see a young Jim Hopper, before he became the police chief that we all know and love, Joyce Byers before she was a demon-destroying mum and the parents of the rest of the Hawkins gang during their high school years.

 

Who wrote Stranger Things First Shadow?

Stranger Things First Shadow was co-written by Kate Trefry, who was also co-Executive Producer, and Jack Thorne, whose other theatre credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and A Christmas Carol. The Duffer Brothers, who wrote the Netflix series, conceived the original story and were co-producers.

 

Who directed Stranger Things on stage?

Stranger Things First Shadow was directed by multi award-winner Stephen Daldry, who has also previously directed globally-renowned Netflix series The Crown, among other films and theatre productions.

 

Is Stranger Things First Shadow good?

Stranger Things West End reviews so far have been positive from critics and customers alike. Fans of the Netflix show have been blown away seeing Stranger Things on stage, from the well-known characters to the awe-inspiring special effects.

 

Will Stranger Things be on Broadway?

There are currently no plans for a Stranger Things broadway show.

 

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Stranger Things First Shadow group bookings

For groups of 10 or more, please fill out an enquiry form here. Group rates are strictly subject to availability.

Where Do I Go

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0JP
By tube: Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square
By bus: Denmark Street or Cambridge Circus

Reviews

5.0(1 review)
  • Maria Grijalva

    Feb 25, 2024

    The special effects were very convincing and the play was very interactive. I took my teen sons to see it and they were very impressed. I was pretty entertained myself, it was fast paced but well presented. The first half was the best for me, it would have easily have ended there. But enjoyed the whole thing.

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