Welcome Back to Hawkins: Cast of ‘Stranger Things’ Stage Play Has Finally Been Revealed

Upside Down, here we come

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Stranger Things is hitting the stage. The full cast for the upcoming London stage play based on the popular Netflix show has just been unveiled on social media, and something tells us the “Upside Down” is going to look a bit different this time around. 

Last week on Instagram, photos of the ensemble cast were posted on the official Stranger Things account. The Stranger Things onstage production will star Oscar Lloyd as a young Chief Hopper, Isabella Pappas as ​​Joyce Maldonado, Chris Buckley as Bob Newby, Louis McCartney as Henry Creel, Patrick Vaill as Dr. Brenner, Ella Karuna Williams as Patty Newby, Michael Jibson as Victor Creel and Lauren Ward as Virginia Creel.

Set in 1959 Hawkins, Stranger Things: The First Shadow will follow Jim Hopper (Lloyd) as well as other high school students trying to navigate their teenage years. But, when a new family moves into town, dark secrets begin to come to light.

After the cast reveal, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer released a joint statement that read: “The cast of Stranger Things: The First Shadow is nothing short of phenomenal. 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!”

Netflix first announced the production of the Stranger Things stage play back in July 2022. According to Variety, rehearsals for Stranger Things: The First Shadow are currently underway. 

If Stranger Things fans across the pond want to see a sneak peek of the production, previews of the play will begin on November 17, 2023, at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End. And the opening day for the Stranger Things production is set for December 14.

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