Ever wonder about the early days when Henry Creel first moved into Hawkins back in 1959? Well, according to the Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things: The First Shadow” will be the story for you. Following a mix of familiar characters, such as young Joyce, Hopper, and Bob, along with a new character — Bob’s sister, Patty Newby (played by Ella Karuna Williams), the stage play weaves together a script written by Kate Trefry with story credit going to The Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne, and Trefry. Most impressively of all, however, is that it’s directed by none other than the three-time Tony Award-winning Stephen Daldry. The featurette teases the main story as a “budding romance” between Patty Newby and Henry Creel, though undoubtedly with many more twists and turns up its sleeve.
The ensemble cast includes Shane Attwooll, Kemi Awoderu, Ammar Duffus, Gilles Geary, Florence Guy, Max Harwood, Michael Jibson, Matthew Pidgeon, Calum Ross, Maisie Norma Seaton, and Lauren Ward. Those in the UK can purchase tickets for shows starting on November 17, 2023.
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.
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.
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