‘Stranger Things’ is getting an official West End play

‘Stranger Things’ is getting an official West End play

The Upside Down is coming to the West End, with a model new Stranger Issues play set to debut.

Based mostly on an authentic story by Stranger Issues creators The Duffer Brothers, alongside The Cursed Kid’s Jack Thorne and Stranger Issues author and co-executive producer Kate Trefry, the play shall be known as Stranger Issues: The First Shadow and has been written by Trefry.


‘Stranger Issues: The Expertise’ gave me the catharsis the present could not

The play guarantees to take you again to the start of the Stranger Issues story with each current and new characters. It is set in Hawkins, Indiana, the place the occasions of the Netflix sequence happen. But it surely’s 1959, 20 years earlier than the occasions of the sequence, so we’ll meet youthful variations of residents Jim Hopper, Joyce Maldonado, Bob Newby, and Henry Creel, who ultimately turns into the villainous Vecna. The Duffer Brothers stated in a press assertion the story could be “on a journey into the previous that units the groundwork for the way forward for Stranger Issues.”

Large time Creel to Vecna vibe.
Credit score: Netflix

Here is the plot preview:

Hawkins, 1959: a daily city with common worries. Younger Jim Hopper’s automobile gained’t begin, Bob Newby’s sister gained’t take his radio present significantly and Joyce Maldonado simply desires to graduate and get the hell out of city. When new scholar Henry Creel arrives, his household finds {that a} contemporary begin isn’t really easy…  and the shadows of the previous have a really lengthy attain.

Directed by Stephen Daldry with co-direction by Justin Martin, the present will open in late 2023 at the Phoenix Theatre in London — dates are but to be launched. Netflix is producing, in fact, together with Sonia Friedman Productions.

“We’re past enthusiastic about Stranger Issues: The First Shadow,” stated Matt and Ross Duffer in a press assertion. “Collaborating with the good Stephen Daldry has been nothing wanting inspiring, and Kate Trefry has written a play that is at turns stunning, scary, and heartfelt. You’ll meet endearing new characters, in addition to very acquainted ones, on a journey into the previous that units the groundwork for the way forward for Stranger Issues. We’re dying to inform you extra concerning the story however will not — it’s extra enjoyable to uncover it for your self. Can’t wait to see you nerds in London!”

How do I get a ticket to the Stranger Issues play?

It is clearly the subsequent query, proper? Now you can register for precedence entry to tickets from strangerthingsonstage.com(Opens in a new tab).

Additional info on tickets and launch dates, in addition to efficiency dates and casting will come quickly.