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‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ extends performances through February 2025 | London Theatre

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A prequel to The Duffer Brothers’ hit Netflix show, Stranger Things: The First Shadow won the Olivier Award for Best New Entertainment or Comedy Play this year.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow has announced that performances will extend until 16 February 2025. The Olivier Award-winning play has been at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End since 14 December 2023.

Kate Trefry’s prequel to the hit Netflix series, which tells the story of how a young Henry Creel became Vecna in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, is directed by Stephen Daldry, with co-direction by Justin Martin.

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 cast is completed by Tricia Adele-Turner, Lauren Arney, Samuel Baxter, Reya-Nyomi Brown, Patricia Castro, Lydia Fraser, Isaac Gryn, Mark Hammersley, Benjamin Lafayette, Tom Peters, Kingdom Sibanda, Tiana Simone, Danny Sykes, and Meesha Turner.

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 and visual effects by Jamie Harrison and Chris Fisher, video design and visual effects by 59 Productions, choreography by Coral Messam, movement direction by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up design by Campbell Young Associates, and fight direction by Kev McCurdy.

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Photo credit: Stranger Things: The First Shadow in the West End. (Photo courtesy of production)

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