Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions have revealed the full cast for the world premiere of Stranger Things: The First Shadow, a live stage show that’s based on the Netflix hit.
Stranger Things: The First Shadow opens at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End on Dec. 14, with previews beginning in eight weeks. Written by Kate Trefry and directed by Stephen Daldry with co-direction by Justin Martin, the cast includes 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).
Other cast members are Tricia Adele-Turner, Lauren Arney, Reya-Nyomi Brown, Patricia Castro, Lydia Fraser, Isaac Gryn, Mark Hammersley, Tom Peters, KingdomSibanda, Tiana Simone, Danny Sykes and Meesha Turner.
The Duffer Brothers act as creative producers with 21 Laps Entertainment as associate producer. The original story is from the Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne and Trefry.
It’s from Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions.
“The cast of Stranger Things: The First Shadow is nothing short of phenomenal,” said Matt and Ross Duffer in a joint statement. “These actors brilliantly explore the early days of many fan favorites – including Hopper, Joyce, Bob, Henry and Dr. Brenner – while also bringing new characters to vivid life. We couldn’t be more thrilled and can’t wait for you to meet them all live on stage. See you in London, nerds!”
Here’s the official description for The First Shadow: 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.