All about new Stranger Things stage show in the West End – plot, dates, tickets and more

A new Stranger Things stage show is coming to London’s West End – here’s all you need to know.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow will begin performances at Phoenix Theatre on 17 November 2023.

The theatre show expands on the iconic Netflix TV series with an original story from Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers together with Jack Thorne and Kate Trefry.

A teaser shares: “Hawkins, 1959: 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.

STRANGER THINGS. Vecna in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
STRANGER THINGS. Vecna in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

“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.”

The show is recommended for those aged 12+.

How to get tickets

Tickets for the show are on sale now here. Performances begin at London’s Phoenix Theatre on 17 November 2023 with booking currently open to 25 August 2024.

Book Stranger Things tickets here »

The standard performance schedule is Tuesday- Saturday at 7PM with 2PM matinees on Friday and Saturday and Sunday shows at 3PM.

A running time for the show is to be confirmed.

Who’s on the cast?

Making up the cast are Shane Attwooll (Chief Hopper), Kemi Awoderu (Sue Anderson), Chase Brown (Lonnie Byers), Christopher Buckley (Bob Newby), 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), Patrick Vaill (Dr Brenner), Lauren Ward (Virginia Creel) and Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby).

They are joined by 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.

Written by Kate Trefry, the production will be directed by Stephen Daldry with co-director Justin Martin.

The show has set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti, illusions design & visual effects by Jamie Harrison & Chris Fisher, video design & visual effects by 59 Productions, movement direction by Coral Messam, wigs, hair and make-up design by Campbell Young Associates, casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG, international casting consultancy by Jim Carnahan, Gary Beestone for Gary Beestone Associates is Technical Director, with further creative team members to be announced.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.