Exciting news for Stranger Things fans! A new stage play called “Stranger Things: The First Shadow” is set to premiere in late 2023 at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End.
The play is written by Kate Trefry, a writer and co-executive producer for the TV series, and is directed by Stephen Daldry with co-direction by Justin Martin. The play is an original story by the Duffer Brothers and Jack Thorne, and promises to be rooted in the show’s mythology.
The official synopsis reveals that the play is set in Hawkins in 1959, and follows young Jim Hopper, Bob Newby’s sister, and Joyce Maldonado as they encounter new student Henry Creel and his family. The play promises to introduce endearing new characters while also revisiting familiar ones, and may hold the key to the end of the Stranger Things story.
Matt and Ross Duffer said “We are beyond excited about Stranger Things: The First Shadow. Collaborating with the brilliant Stephen Daldry has been nothing short of inspiring, and Kate Trefry has written a play that is at turns surprising, scary, and heartfelt. You will meet endearing new characters, as well as very familiar ones, on a journey into the past that sets the groundwork for the future of Stranger Things. We’re dying to tell you more about the story but won’t – it’s more fun to discover it for yourself. Can’t wait to see you nerds in London!”
The full cast and creative team are yet to be announced, but fans can sign up for priority access to tickets and on-sale details at the Stranger Things On Stage website.
Stranger Things: The First Shadow is set to launch later this year.