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‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ extends performances through December 2024 | London Theatre



The show, written by Kate Trefry and directed by Stephen Daldry, has been nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Entertainment Play.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow has announced that performances will be extended until 15 December at London’s Phoenix Theatre.

The show, which has received five Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Entertainment Play and Best Director, opened at the theatre on 14 December last year.

Written by Kate Trefry and with direction by Stephen Daldry and co-director Justin Martin, The First Shadow is set about 30 years before the hit Netflix TV series of the same name, in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Following the origin story of Henry Creel, who later becomes the monstrous Vecna, the show features lots of familiar faces from the TV series including a young Jim Hopper and Joyce Maldonado.

The cast includes 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 (Alan Munson), Michael Jibson (Victor Creel), Oscar Lloyd (James Hopper Jr.), Louis McCartney (Henry Creel), Isabella Pappas (Joyce Maldonado), Matthew Pidgeon (Principal Newby), Calum Ross (Walter Henderson), Maisie Norma Seaton (Claudia Yount), Patrick Vaill (Dr Brenner), Alex Young (Virginia Creel), Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby), and Anika Boyle, Lily Crawford, Faith Delaney, and Imogen Turner (alternating the role of Alice Creel).

The rest of the creative team includes set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti, original music composition, orchestration, arrangements and supervision by D.J. Walde, illusions design & visual effects by Jamie Harrison & Chris Fisher, video design & visual effects by 59 Productions, choreography by Coral Messam, movement direction by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up design by Campbell Young Associates, technical direction by Gary Beestone for Gary Beestone Associates, props supervision by Mary Halliday, dialect by William Conacher, and fight direction by Kev McCurdy.

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Photo credit: Stranger Things: The First Shadow. (Photo courtesy of production)

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