The First Shadow: Meet Henry Creel in First Look at the Stranger Things Play

The First Shadow: Meet Henry Creel in First Look at the Stranger Things Play

Sequels to popular IP are a dime-a-dozen, but once in a while we get some more unique spinoffs like live-action theaterical plays; and though The Cursed Child isn’t anyone’s favorite Harry Potter story, Stranger Things is taking a leaf out of that franchise’s book with their upcoming play Stranger Things: The First Shadow.

The play is set to premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in London, and we have our first look courtesy of Netflix. Check this out:

As you can see, the show is full of all kinds of unique visuals that are signature to Stranger Things from the period looks to the more horrific Upside Down sequences. We also have the Hawkins Facility Rainbow Room where all the other special kids got experimented on.

Though Henry Creel was just a newly introduced character in Stranger Things, he’s been revealed to be the big bad for the entire series, and it’s going to be interesting to see his story getting broken down—I live theater no less.

Not only do we get Creel’s backstory, but we also get a look at young Hopper and Joyce, and even Bob Newby. Fingers crossed we get some kind of alusion to The First Shadow with the final season of the show.

Here’s the official synopsis for the play:

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.

Tickets for Stranger Things: The First Shadow are now available.


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