Stranger Sings! returns to London at Southwark Playhouse this Christmas

Stranger Sings!, the musical theatre sci-fi spoof, returns to London this Christmas.

The hit show will run at Southwark Playhouse Borough from 13 December 2023 – 6 January 2024 in a short break from its ongoing UK tour.

Its nineteen eighty… something. The people of Hawkins, Indiana are about to lose Will, lose Barb, gain Eleven — and become plagued by creatures from a hostile alternate dimension. If only the local human experimentation facility hadn’t opened a gateway between them and the Upside Down…

Updated with new cast members, fresh choreography and more Christmas lights than you can count, Stranger Sings! is a nostalgic love letter to season one of the Netflix TV series, nominated for three Off-West-End awards and one of The Stage’s Top 50 Shows of 2022.

The show stars Alfie Doohan, Ally Kennard, Anna Amelia, Elliott Wooster, Howard Jenkins, Jessie Jae Davis, Philippa Leadbetter, Shannon Bourne, Verity Power and William Shackleton.

Stranger Sings! is the debut production from emerging writer Jonathan Hogue and is directed by Ellis Kerhoven. Lighting design comes from Clancy Flynn with sound engineering by Richard Carter and musical director Olivia Zacharia.

Director Ellis Kerhoven said “I’m excited for the show to return to London after a successful first leg of the tour, where audience responses up and down the country has been electric! The upbeat comedy songs, general mayhem and Joyce’s excessive festive lights(!) make Stranger Sings! the ideal alternative Christmas show, that both super-fans and newbies will love! I can’t wait.”

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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.


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