The penultimate season of ‘Stranger Things’ was divided into two parts presenting numerous deaths and multiple worlds with the most tragic one involving Max’s death by Vecna. With the horror elements and intense and eerie background score, the fans are now waiting for the highly anticipated season five of ‘Stranger Things’.
Due to the ongoing WGA strike, multiple productions have been delayed including the final and fifth seasons of ‘Stranger Things’. As the young cast members have now become much older, the Duffer Brothers feel right to end it with season five. However, the ‘Stranger Things’ family has just expanded with the production of its prequel stage show, ‘The First Shadow’.
The Cast Of ‘Stranger Things’ Prequel Stage Show Unveiled
The play written by Kate Trefry is based on ‘Stranger Things’ and will make its debut at London’s Phoenix Theatre titled ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’. However, The Duffer Brothers announced the plans for the stage production in July 2022. But the details have been kept under wraps as their priority was finishing up the finale of ‘Stranger Things’.
The cast includes Shane Attwooll as Chief Hopper and Isabella Pappas as Joyce. Bob Newby will be played by Chris Buckley and Oscar Lloyd will be seen as Hopper Jr. Louis McCartney as Henry Creel a.k.a Vecna, Patrick Vaill as Dr. Brenner, and Max Harwood as Allen Munson.
Mentioning the cast, the Duffer brothers said, “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!”
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What Is The Stage Show About?
‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ will take the audience back into the past of the town when Henry Creel and his family moved to Hawkins, Indiana. The play will introduce the audience to the younger version of characters like Joyce Byers, Bob Newby, and Jim Hooper.
The official description of the show reads, “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.”