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Meet the cast of Stranger Things: The First Shadow

September 20th, 2023 by Marc Comments

After Stranger Things showrunner Shawn Levy shared the first look at the upcoming stage play last night (here), I also reported that a big reveal was coming today and here it is.

Yes, the cast of the new show, Stranger Things: The First Shadow, has been revealed, including a young Hopper and Joyce.

You can check the whole cast out below and let me know if you’re heading to London to check out the first official Stranger Things spinoff/.


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.

Shawn Levy reveals first image of Stranger Things stage show, The First Shadow

Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension, this gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end.


Based on the Netflix Series, ‘Stranger Things’, created by the Duffer Brothers.


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We’re excited to share the stellar cast we have lined up for you. They can’t wait to welcome you to the Phoenix Theatre this November. This is going to be something you won’t want to miss!

The Company of Stranger Things: The First Shadow. Photography by Manuel Harlan.
Directed by Stephen Daldry, with co-direction by Justin Martin, leading the world class award-winning creative team, the cast is 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), Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby); with 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.

Ella Karuna Williams (Patty Newby) and Louis McCartney (Henry Creel). Photography by Charlie Gray

Oscar Lloyd (James Hopper Jr.), Isabella Pappas (Joyce Maldonado) and Christopher Buckley (Bob Newby). Photography by Charlie Gray

Louis McCartney (Henry Creel) and Patrick Vaill (Dr. Brenner). Photography by Charlie Gray

Michael Jibson (Victor Creel), Louis McCartney (Henry Creel) and Lauren Ward (Virginia Creel). Photography by Charlie Gray

Full cast details here


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….