Henry Creel’s darkish previous is coming to mild within the Duffer Brothers’ forthcoming “Stranger Things” stage play, “Stranger Things: The First Shadow.” The prequel, set in 1959 Hawkins, premieres in London’s West Finish later this 12 months and can take a deep dive into Vecna’s chilling origin story. Like Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will seeing their D&D nightmares realized, the theatrical manufacturing guarantees to take followers proper again to the start of Hawkins’s deepest and most terrifying secrets and techniques — after which some.

On July 5, the present’s official social media accounts posted a preview clip for the play, teasing that the “Stranger Things” origin story simply “might hold the key to what comes next,” too.

Written by Kate Trefry, employees author and story editor for the TV sequence, the brand new play might be “rooted in the mythology and world of the Netflix global phenomenon.” The stage present might be produced by Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions. It will additionally function the Duffer Brothers as inventive producers and 21 Laps as affiliate producer. Stephen Daldry will direct with codirection by Justin Martin.

“We’re dying to tell you more about the story but won’t — it’s more fun to discover it for yourself.”

“We are beyond excited about ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow,'” the Duffer Brothers beforehand stated in a press launch. “Collaborating with the brilliant Stephen Daldry has been nothing short of inspiring, and Kate Trefry has written a play that is at turns surprising, scary, and heartfelt. You will meet endearing new characters, as well as very familiar ones, on a journey into the past that sets the groundwork for the future of ‘Stranger Things.’ We’re dying to tell you more about the story but won’t — it’s more fun to discover it for yourself. Can’t wait to see you nerds in London!”

Forward, discover out every part else we all know concerning the “Stranger Things” stage play.

“Stranger Things: The First Shadow” Plot

The “Stranger Things” play will cowl a lot of followers’ greatest unanswered questions on Vecna. “Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries,” the play’s logline reads. “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.”

“Stranger Things: The First Shadow” Solid

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” TV sequence contains a star-studded forged: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Priah Ferguson, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, Joseph Quinn, Charlie Heaton, Jamie Campbell Bower, and extra. Whereas a lot of the present’s outstanding characters will not be included within the prequel stage manufacturing — as a result of they have not been born but — the play will see the return of beloved gamers together with Hopper (Harbour), Joyce (Ryder), and Bob (Sean Astin).

“Stranger Things: The First Shadow” contains set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel; lighting design by Jon Clark; sound design by Paul Arditti; illusions design by Jamie Harrison and Chris Fisher; video design by 59 Productions; motion course by Coral Messam; wigs, hair, and make-up design by Campbell Younger Associates; casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG; worldwide casting consultancy by Jim Carnahan; and Gary Beestone as technical director.

Additional casting particulars and the total efficiency schedule for the stage manufacturing might be introduced at a later date.

The best way to Purchase Tickets to the “Stranger Things: The First Shadow” Stage Play

Tickets for the “Stranger Things” stage play went on sale this previous spring, because the present kicks off in November. Although all dates all through that month and midway by means of December are already bought out, play attendees can nonetheless seize tickets for all different reveals operating till Aug. 25, 2024. Go to the manufacturing’s web site for more information.

“Stranger Things: The First Shadow” Poster