Stranger Things: The First Shadow


Winner of Best New Entertainment or Comedy Play and Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards 2024

A play based on Netflix sensation Stranger Things, STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW is now playing at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End!

Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team featuring the Duffer Brothers, Kate Trefry, Jack Thorne, and direction from Stephen Daldry, this Sonia Friedman and Netflix production takes theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new level.

Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW takes audiences back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story (and may hold the key to the end…)

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What is Stranger Things: The First Shadow about?

It’s Hawkins, but not as we know it. Back in 1959 it’s just a regular town with regular worries, especially for the youngsters of the area. Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s radio show won’t take off, and Joyce Maldonado wishes she could take off and get out of town. But when the Creel family and their son Henry arrive in town looking for a fresh start, they find that the shadows of the past have a longer reach than anyone could have known.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from 17 Nov 2023 – 9 Feb 2025. Matinee performances available on Sunday at 3.00pm as well as Friday and Saturday at 1.00pm. Evening performances at 7.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Age Guidance

Stranger Things: The First Shadow theatre show is suitable for ages 12+. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Running Time

3 hours including 20 minute interval.

Cast & Creatives

Stephen Daldry (Director), Sonia Friedman (Producer), Kate Trefry (Writer and Original Story), The Duffer Brothers (Original Story & Creative Producers), Jack Thorne (Original Story), Miriam Buether (Set Designer), Brigitte Reiffenstuel (Costume Designer), Jon Clark (Lighting Designer), Paul Arditti (Sound Designer)

Shane Attwooll (Chief Hopper), Kemi Awoderu (Sue Anderson), Anika Boyle (Alice Creel), Chase Brown (Lonnie Byers), Christopher Buckley (Bob Newby), Faith Delaney (Alice Creel), Ammar Duffus (Charles Sinclair), Gilles Geary (Ted Wheeler), Florence Guy (Karen Childress), Max Harwood (Allen Munson), Michael Jibson (Victor Creel), Oscar Lloyd (James Hopper, Jr.), Louis McCartney (Henry Creel), Isabella Pappas (Joyce Maldonado), Matthew Pidgeon (Father Newby), Calum Ross (Walter Henderson), Maisie Norma Seaton (Claudia Henderson), Imogen Turner (Alice Creel), Patrick Vaill (Dr. Brenner), Lauren Ward (Virginia Creel), and Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby).

Age Guidance: 12+ Please note that children under 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Booking Period

17 Nov 2023 - 9 Feb 2025

Weekly Performances

Sunday 3:00PM
Tuesday 7:00PM
Wednesday 7:00PM
Thursday 7:00PM
Friday 1:00PM, 7:00PM
Saturday 1:00PM, 7:00PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2h 0JP

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square


19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176

Nearest Car Parks

Great Russell Street and Cambridge Circus


The Daily Telegraph

'The West End event of the year'

The Guardian

'Breathtaking theatre'

Evening Standard



'A rollercoaster experience'

Daily Mail

'The spectacle is a reminder of what theatre, at its most magical, can do'

The Independent

'It's a massive, all-out event calculated to thrill'

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