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Stranger Things: The First Shadow

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4.7/5 - based on 41 reviews
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  • Booking until: Sunday, 16 February 2025
  • Running time: 3hr. Incl. 1 interval.
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Stranger Things: The First Shadow in London

If you've loved the Netflix TV series Stranger Things, you'll adore this. The US science fiction horror drama series is being produced for the stage, a prequel that makes a nostalgic nod to 1980s sci-fi. The word on the streets is that it's going to be just as great as the series that earned literally dozens of Emmy nominations, including three for Outstanding Drama.

About Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Welcome to Stranger Things: The First Shadow , a stage play based on the Netflix Original Series which acts as a prequel to the series itself, a brand new story. Produced by Sonia Friedman's production company along with Stephen Daldry and Netflix, the premiere takes place in late 2023 at the West End's Phoenix Theatre. The plot takes place back in 1959, revealing a young Jim Hopper and Joyce Maldonado as they handle the shadows of the past.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow is written by Kate Trefry and Jack Thorne, inspired by the original Duffer Brothers story and Directed by Stephen Daldry.

The co-director is Justin Martin and there's already a class act of a production team in place. The set design is by Miriam Buether, the costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, and lighting design by Jon Clark. The sound design comes from Paul Arditti, and the illusions design and visual effects come from Jamie Harrison and Chris Fisher. The video design and visual effects come from 59 Productions, and movement direction is by Coral Messam.

Wigs, hair and make-up design comes from Campbell Young Associates, the casting is by Charlotte Sutton CDG, and the international casting consultancy by Jim Carnahan. The technical director is Gary Beestone fo Gary Beestone Associates, and the rest of the creative team is to be announced - as is the cast.

What's the plot of Stranger Things: The First Shadow ?

The plot whisks us to the town of Hawkins. The year is 1959. It's an ordinary town - or is it? Jim Hopper's car won't start, Bob Newby's sister won't take his radio show seriously, Joyce Maldonado is keen to graduate from high school and get out of town. Everything seems normal. But a new student, Henry Creel, arrives, it turns out that the shadows of the past are closer than anyone thinks. Much closer.

The brilliant story is supported by an equally brilliant multi-award-winning team, who are creating a dazzling new adventure to bring you back to the time everything began - and might just hold the key to the secret at the very end of the Stranger Things story. The resulting play is scary, surprising and heartfelt, with lots of fresh new characters as well as those you're familiar with. Welcome to the Upside Down.

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Stranger Things: The First Shadow Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Sunday, 16 February 2025

  • Running time:

    3hr. Incl. 1 interval.

  • Age restrictions

    Ages 12+ (recommended). Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5s not permitted.

  • Important Information

    Please be advised that flashing lights will be used in this production. 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.

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to Stranger Things: The First Shadow are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

Next Performances for Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix Theatre

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Stranger Things: The First Shadow reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 41 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing Stranger Things: The First Shadow.


Effects were amazing indeed!

A Reviewed on 09 May 2024 by
Kutahya, Turkey



F Reviewed on 04 May 2024 by
Fermo, Italy



A cliche but it was really an excellent stage show! Eerie, creepy,funny, not seen special effects like that on stage before. Went with my 17 year old daughter, she thought it was great & would like to see it again.

G Reviewed on 27 April 2024 by
Sutton, United Kingdom



P Reviewed on 25 April 2024 by
Fleet, United Kingdom


Amazing show

Very well achieved the show, excellent effects and production. We were pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with the show.

M Reviewed on 07 April 2024 by
Santiago, Chile


Great show

B Reviewed on 06 April 2024 by
Wellington, New Zealand


Brilliant play - a definite 'must see'

I am an avid theatre goer and loved this play. I am a 62 year old female and took my granddaughter for her 16th birthday. I watched all the episodes of Stranger Things with her so this was an excellent present. My overall experience was excellent and would highly recommend this play. The theatre is lovely and all the staff were very friendly

J Reviewed on 03 April 2024 by
Hull, United Kingdom


Creative set use and fab acting

Very entertaining and quite a few scares. Prob not suitable for under 12s or sensitive teens - bit of swearing, sex talk and some very gruesome bits. Wonderful for everyone else. The cast were brilliant, us (2 adults and our teenage son) were enthralled throughout. We had forgotten lots of the stranger things tv details but it didn’t matter. Most people on their feet clapping at the end, the set design/engineering/effects were unbelievable- was blown away!

J Reviewed on 30 March 2024 by
Crondall, United Kingdom


Amazing show

I took my 14 year old granddaughter to this show and she was blown away by the acting and stage settings. I had never watched Stranger Things, my granddaughter was a big fan, but the show surpassed my expectations. Highly recommend for teens and theatregoers.

M Reviewed on 29 March 2024 by
Cheam, United Kingdom


Spectacular show, a must see!!

Incredible show, will be seeing it again. Insane special effects. Best acting I've ever seen.

M Reviewed on 27 March 2024 by
Canvey Island, United Kingdom


Great show

D Reviewed on 27 March 2024 by
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom


Damn! Something for everyone.

T Reviewed on 21 March 2024 by
Vancouver, Canada


Amazing story and a lot of surprises

M Reviewed on 17 March 2024 by
Rotterdam, Netherlands


Impressive innovative use of the theatre. Lovely staff.Second half lacked the narrative drive and clarity of the first half. Henry actor was extraordinary. I was frightened at the threat he posed in the first half. The doctor part had unrealised potential I thought...both script and acting...think Cillian Murphy in Batman...overall a striking piece of theatre

K Reviewed on 16 March 2024 by
Belfast, United Kingdom


Immersed in the Stranger Things world!

Th show was absolutely incredible from the lighting, costumes , music and above all the acting. Would definitely recommend.

D Reviewed on 14 March 2024 by
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom


Must see

Bold and captivating!

T Reviewed on 09 March 2024 by
London, United Kingdom



It was a superb show !

K Reviewed on 01 March 2024 by
Letchworth, United Kingdom


Best show ever

V Reviewed on 25 February 2024 by
Athens, Greece


Wow just wow

What an amazing, jaw dropping show. From the acting through to the special effects, haven’t seen anything like it before.

L Reviewed on 21 February 2024 by
Hemingstone, United Kingdom


If you want stranger things you get it. At volume. Nothing original and still haven't worked out the link to the philadelphia experiment. Crowbars in full view! Son loved it

S Reviewed on 18 February 2024 by
Montaigut Sur Save, France


Blown Away!

Fantastic show and a must see if you are a Stranger Things fan. You will love it !

P Reviewed on 17 February 2024 by
Dagenham, United Kingdom


definitely a must see!!!

never seen stranger things but this show was amazing. The effects on the stage are astounding!

D Reviewed on 12 February 2024 by
Nadur, Malta


Alot of show.

As an avid Stranger things fan I absolutely loved this show. Excellent cast. Great acting. You definitely get lost in the story. Excellent value for money. A must for all fans.

A Reviewed on 11 February 2024 by
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom



F Reviewed on 26 January 2024 by
Kenmare, Ireland


Just incredible

S Reviewed on 13 January 2024 by
Caerphilly, United Kingdom


Amazing must see

Amazing show, brilliantly thought out and affects are truly amazing. This is a must for fans of Stranger Things.

A Reviewed on 12 January 2024 by
London, United Kingdom


A must-see for fans of the series!

I Reviewed on 11 January 2024 by
Oshawa, Canada


must see

H Reviewed on 06 January 2024 by
Pedreguer, Spain


Fantastic theatre. Lighting and effects especially good. Wonderful acting and as a result, totally gripping.

J Reviewed on 05 January 2024 by
Guildford, United Kingdom


Wow, this was such an amazing experience

i was blown away by this show. It exceeded my expectations. It made me jump out of my seat on numerous occasions. Definitely recommend for anyone who loves Stranger Things. It takes you back to the beginning and its so entertaining that you dont even realise its 3 hours. I loved it!

J Reviewed on 21 December 2023 by
Arkley, United Kingdom

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