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Stranger Things: The First Shadow

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Booking from
Friday, 15 December 2023

Booking until
Sunday, 15 December 2024

Running time
3 hours (inc. interval)

Performance Times

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Stranger Things: The First Shadow

The West End is preparing to welcome you to the Upside Down. This is a deliciously scary new prequel to Stranger Things, the smash hit Netflix T series with more than 1.35 billion hours already viewed around the world. The series won more than 70 awards worldwide and sits at the top of the Netflix Most Popular English TV list. This prequel opens at the Phoenix Theatre in late 2023, the creative team is raring to go, and the cast will be announced closer to the time. The TV series attracted literally dozens of Emmy nominations, including three for Outstanding Drama, a real phenomenon of a story.

Stranger Things is a sci-fi TV series following a gang of teenagers in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, as they discover a weird upside down world of strange creatures. The year is 1959 and this is a normal town with ordinary worries. Or is it? When a new student, Henry Creel, arrives in town with his family, they discover the shadows of the past have a horribly long reach. Kate Trefry, the original Stranger Things writer, has created this prequel, based on an original story by the Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne, and Trefry herself. They’re “beyond excited” about Stranger Things: The First Shadow, as are we. Don’t miss it!

Audience Latest Reviews

Reviews Summary based on 34 reviews

What to expect








Young Couples:

Amazing show
Very well achieved the show, excellent effects and production. We were pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with the show.
María Paz, 07 Apr 2024
Brilliant play - a definite 'must see'
I am an avid theatre goer and loved this play. I am a 62 year old female and took my granddaughter for her 16th birthday. I watched all the episodes of Stranger Things with her so this was an excellent present. My overall experience was excellent and would highly recommend this play. The theatre is lovely and all the staff were very friendly
Janet, 03 Apr 2024
Creative set use and fab acting
Very entertaining and quite a few scares. Prob not suitable for under 12s or sensitive teens - bit of swearing, sex talk and some very gruesome bits. Wonderful for everyone else. The cast were brilliant, us (2 adults and our teenage son) were enthralled throughout. We had forgotten lots of the stranger things tv details but it didn’t matter. Most people on their feet clapping at the end, the set design/engineering/effects were unbelievable- was blown away!
jenni, 30 Mar 2024
Amazing show
I took my 14 year old granddaughter to this show and she was blown away by the acting and stage settings. I had never watched Stranger Things, my granddaughter was a big fan, but the show surpassed my expectations. Highly recommend for teens and theatregoers.
Margaret, 29 Mar 2024
Spectacular show, a must see!!
Incredible show, will be seeing it again. Insane special effects. Best acting I've ever seen.
Megan, 27 Mar 2024
Immersed in the Stranger Things world!
Th show was absolutely incredible from the lighting, costumes , music and above all the acting. Would definitely recommend.
Deborah, 14 Mar 2024
Must see
Bold and captivating!
Terry, 09 Mar 2024
It was a superb show !
Kate, 01 Mar 2024
Wow just wow
What an amazing, jaw dropping show. From the acting through to the special effects, haven’t seen anything like it before.
Louise, 21 Feb 2024
Blown Away!
Fantastic show and a must see if you are a Stranger Things fan. You will love it !
Pauline, 17 Feb 2024
definitely a must see!!!
never seen stranger things but this show was amazing. The effects on the stage are astounding!
Danica, 12 Feb 2024
Alot of show.
As an avid Stranger things fan I absolutely loved this show. Excellent cast. Great acting. You definitely get lost in the story. Excellent value for money. A must for all fans.
Adrienne, 11 Feb 2024
Amazing must see
Amazing show, brilliantly thought out and affects are truly amazing. This is a must for fans of Stranger Things.
Ann, 12 Jan 2024
Wow, this was such an amazing experience
i was blown away by this show. It exceeded my expectations. It made me jump out of my seat on numerous occasions. Definitely recommend for anyone who loves Stranger Things. It takes you back to the beginning and its so entertaining that you dont even realise its 3 hours. I loved it!
Julie, 21 Dec 2023