Stranger Things: The First Shadow



Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s sister won’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get the hell out of town. 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.


Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension, 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.


Shane Attwooll (Wonder Woman 1984) will star as Chief Hopper, likely the father of much-loved TV character Hopper (played by David Harbour)

Patrick Vaill (Oklahoma!) will play Dr Brenner, played by Matthew Modine in the tv series

Oscar Lloyd (The 47th) stars as James Hopper Jr, who grows up to be Hawkins' iconic Police Chief (played by David Harbour in the show)

Isabella Pappas (Appropriate) plays Joyce Maldonado, the younger version of the character played by Winona Ryder in the tv series

Louis McCartney (Hope Street) as Henry Creel, the mysterious boy who becomes Hawkins' tormentor, Vecna


Approx 2.30 hrs including an interval - TBC

Good To Know

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.


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

No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

Suitable For Children

We would recommend 12+. Under 5s not permitted. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Flashing lights will be used in this production. Photo ID may be required on entry to the venue.

From £18.00