Emmie Newitt

Rehearsal images released for STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW

Fans of the Netflix hit series will love this new production, which takes you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story.

stranger things the first shadowChristopher Buckley (Bob Newby), Isabella Pappas (Joyce Maldonado), Chase Brown (Lonnie Byers). Photo by Manuel Harlan

Rehearsal images have been released for STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW which opens at the Phoenix Theatre with previews on 17 November.

Set in 1959 and brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, tells the story of what happens when new student Henry Creel arrives in town. His family wants a fresh start, but it isn't so easy and the shadows of their past have a very long reach.

STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW will allow fans of the series to explore the history of Hawkins and the origins of some key characters.

The cast and creative of STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW.

Leading the show are Shane Attwooll (Wonder Woman 1984) as Chief Hopper, Kemi Awoderu (Arms and the Man) as Sue Anderson, Chase Brown (Mame) as Lonnie Byers, Christopher Buckley (David Copperfield) as Bob Newby, Ammar Duffus (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) as Charles Sinclair, Gilles Geary (Hangmen) as Ted Wheeler, Florence Guy (Tom Jones) as Karen Childress, Max Harwood (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Allen Munson, Michael Jibson (Hamilton) as Victor Creel, Oscar Lloyd (The 47th) as James Hopper Jr, Louis McCartney (Hope Street) as Henry Creel, Isabella Pappas (Appropriate) as Joyce Maldonado, Matthew Pidgeon (The White Card) as Father Newby, Calum Ross (Wednesday) as Walter Henderson, Maisie Norma Seaton (Shetland) as Claudia Henderson, Patrick Vaill (Oklahoma!) as Dr Brenner, Lauren Ward (Dear Evan Hansen) as Virginia Creel and Ella Karuna Williams (The Equalizer) as Patty Newby.

Completing the cast are 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.


STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW is performing at the Phoenix Theatre from 17 November, with its official opening on the 15th of December and running until 25 August.

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