‘Stranger Issues’ Play to Hit London Stage

New Stranger Issues content material is coming this 12 months, nevertheless it’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 unique story by Stranger Issues creators Matt and Ross Duffer, Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes) and Trefry.

The First Shadow is described as: “Hawkins, 1959: an everyday city with common worries. Younger Jim Hopper’s automobile received’t begin, Bob Newby’s sister received’t take his radio present critically and Joyce Maldonado simply needs to graduate and get the hell out of city. When new scholar Henry Creel arrives, his household finds {that a} recent begin isn’t really easy … and the shadows of the previous have a really lengthy attain. Delivered to life by a multi-award-winning inventive workforce, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a complete new dimension, this gripping new journey will take you proper again to the start of the Stranger Issues story — and will maintain the important thing to the tip.”

Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot) will direct, in collaboration with co-director Justin Martin. The inventive workforce 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 stated in a press release. “Collaborating with the sensible Stephen Daldry has been nothing in need of 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 in regards to the story however received’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 all over the world, and we’re extremely thrilled to develop this thrilling universe with Netflix’s first dwell stage manufacturing,” stated Greg Lombardo, VP Stay Experiences at Netflix. “With the inventive abilities of Matt and Ross Duffer mixed with Sonia Friedman and Stephen Daldry, theatergoers shall be swept up in a really epic occasion worthy of Stranger Issues.”

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

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