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It's time to meet Hopper, Joyce, and Dr. Brenner before all the drama in Hawkins went down on Stranger Things season 1, episode 1.
The full cast for Stranger Things: The First Shadow, the upcoming stage play based on the hit Netflix show coming to London's West End, has been revealed. Among its main players are actors cast as younger versions of David Harbour's Jim Hopper, Winona Ryder's Joyce Maldonado, Matthew Modine's Dr. Brenner, Sean Astin's Bob Newby, and Jamie Campbell Bower's Henry Creel, the boy who grows up to become Vecna.
Charlie Gray/Netflix Oscar Lloyd (James Hopper, Jr.), Isabella Pappas (Joyce Maldonado), and Christopher Buckley (Bob Newby) from 'Stranger Things: The First Shadow'
Charlie Gray/Netflix Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby) and Louis McCartney (Henry Creel) in 'Stranger Things: The First Shadow'
Also Joining the production are Shane Attwooll (Chief Hopper), Kemi Awoderu (Sue Anderson), Chase Brown (Lonnie Byers), Christopher Buckley (Bob Newby), Ammar Duffus (Charles Sinclair), Gilles Geary (Ted Wheeler), Florence Guy (Karen Childress), Max Harwood (Allen Munson), Michael Jibson (Victor Creel), Oscar Lloyd (James Hopper, Jr.), Louis McCartney (Henry Creel), Isabella Pappas (Joyce Maldonado), Matthew Pidgeon (Father Newby), Calum Ross (Walter Henderson), Maisie Norma Seaton (Claudia Henderson), Patrick Vaill (Dr. Brenner), Lauren Ward (Virginia Creel), and Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby).
Other actors in the troupe include Tricia Adele-Turner, Lauren Arney, Reya-Nyomi Brown, Patricia Castro, Lydia Fraser, Isaac Gryn, Mark Hammersley, Tom Peters, Kingdom Sibanda, Tiana Simone, Danny Sykes, and Meesha Turner.
Charlie Gray/Netflix Louis McCartney (Henry Creel) and Patrick Vaill (Dr. Brenner) in 'Stranger Things: The First Shadow'
Charlie Gray/Netflix Michael Jibson (Victor Creel), Louis McCartney (Henry Creel), and Lauren Ward (Virginia Creel) in 'Stranger Things: The First Shadow'
Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of Stranger Things, called the cast of The First Shadow "nothing short of phenomenal" in a statement. "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!"
Based on an original story by the Duffers, Jack Thorne, and Kate Trefry, Stranger Things: The First Shadow will set the scene for what's to come on screen in Stranger Things' fifth and final season. Set in Hawkins in 1959, the play will show the Creel family and their future supernatural monstrosity arriving in town.
Director Stephen Daldry and co-director Justin Martin said in a joint statement, "With rehearsals now underway, it's a joy to discover the world of Stranger Things: The First Shadow with our ferociously talented cast and watch the alchemy amongst our entire company grow as we together explore this new play. They're an extraordinarily gifted group of actors, and we can't wait to share this origin story with audiences."
Previews for The First Shadow begin Nov. 17 at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, and the production opens Dec. 14.
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