‘Stranger Issues’ Play to Hit London Stage

New Stranger Issues content material is coming this 12 months, but it surely’s not the fifth season. The Netflix collection’ co-executive producer Kate Trefry has penned Stranger Issues: The First Shadow, a prequel stage play that will premiere at London’s Phoenix Theatre in late 2023. The play is predicated on an authentic story by Stranger Issues creators Matt and Ross Duffer, Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes) and Trefry.

The First Shadow is described as: “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 critically and Joyce Maldonado simply needs to graduate and get the hell out of city. When new pupil 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. Dropped at life by a multi-award-winning inventive group, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to an entire new dimension, this gripping new journey will take you proper again to the start of the Stranger Issues story — and should maintain the important thing to the top.”

Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot) will direct, in collaboration with co-director Justin Martin. The inventive group additionally 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 & Chris Fisher; video design by 59 Productions; motion course by Coral Messam; wigs, hair and make-up design by Campbell Younger Associates; and technical course by Gary Beestone for Gary Beestone Associates.

“We’re past enthusiastic about Stranger Issues: The First Shadow,” the Duffer brothers mentioned in an announcement. “Collaborating with the good Stephen Daldry has been nothing wanting inspiring, and Kate Trefry has written a play that’s at turns shocking, 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 gained’t – it’s extra enjoyable to find it for your self. Can’t wait to see you nerds in London.”

Stranger Issues has captured the creativeness of followers world wide, and we’re extremely thrilled to increase this thrilling universe with Netflix’s first reside stage manufacturing,” mentioned Greg Lombardo, VP Stay Experiences at Netflix. “With the inventive skills of Matt and Ross Duffer mixed with Sonia Friedman and Stephen Daldry, theatergoers can be swept up in a very epic occasion worthy of Stranger Issues.”

The First Shadow serves as Netflix’s first reside theater manufacturing. Sonia Friedman Productions produces, with collection government producer Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps serving as affiliate producer.

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