Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Stranger Things: The First Shadow by Kate Trefry

West End, November 2023


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.

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“Breathtaking Theatre”
The Guardian

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“The West End Event of the Year”
The Telegraph

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Evening Standard

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“Exhilarating Live Theatre”

Financial Times

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“The First Shadow is a Scintillating Experience”



Stranger Things: The First Shadow


Writer: Kate Trefry
Director: Stephen Daldry
Co-Director: Justin Martin
Associate Director: Audrey Sheffield
Set Design: Miriam Buether
Costume Design: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Illusions Design & Visual Effects: Jamie Harrison & Chris Fisher
Video Design & Visual Effects: 59 Productions
Lighting Design: Jon Clark
Sound Design: Paul Arditti
Wigs, Hair And Make-up Design: Campbell Young Associates
Choreographer: Coral Messam
Movement Director: Lynne Page
Casting Director: Jessica Ronane Casting CDG
International Casting Consultant: Jim Carnahan

Photos: Manuel Harlan