Stranger Things- The First Shadow

Plunge into the Upside Down: a Stranger Things London trip is electrifying

Stranger Things- The First Shadow London Theatre BreaksCalling all Demogorgon-dodgers and Eggo enthusiasts! If the mere mention of Hawkins sends shivers of excitement down your spine, listen up: a Stranger Things extravaganza awaits in London, and it’s the perfect excuse for an unforgettable London theatre break.

Why? Buckle up, because the answer’s got more layers than an Eleven waffle stack.

Stranger Things- The First Shadow London Theatre Breaks

Stranger Things – The first shadow

Experience an original Stranger Things story live: Forget rewatches, “Stranger Things: The First Shadow” isn’t just another episode. It’s a brand-new adventure by Kate Trefry, original story by the Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne & Kate Trefry, taking you back to Hawkins’ 1959 and unravelling secrets before Eleven even entered the picture.

Based on the Netflix Series, ‘Stranger Things’, created by the Duffer Brothers, The First Shadow takes London audiences right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story and may even hold the key to the end.

When new student Henry Creel arrives in town, he finds that a fresh start isn’t so easy and the shadows of the past have a very long reach.

Expect dazzling lighting, heart-pounding sound design, and maybe even a glimpse of the portal itself.

Make London your Hawkins stomping ground

The city that inspired Diagon Alley can easily become your very own Hawkins. Explore iconic filming locations like Covent Garden for Eleven’s iconic arcade scene, or grab a burger at the real-life Scoop Ahoy in Camden. Channel your inner Dustin with a bike ride through Hyde Park, or lose yourself in the Sherlock Holmes Museum just like Nancy and Jonathan.

Stranger Things and Hotel Packages

Extend the Upside Down fun with a London stay: Why squeeze everything into one day? An overnight stay lets you savour the post-show buzz, dissect plot twists over cocktails, and maybe even plan your next Upside Down adventure. London’s buzzing theatre scene offers plenty of other shows to explore, or dive into its rich history and vibrant culture.

Share the thrills with fellow fans: Imagine the camaraderie! The buzz before the show, the gasps during the scares, the excited chatter afterwards – a Stranger Things trip is a chance to connect with fellow superfans. You’ll bond over Demogorgon memes, theorize about Season 5, and create memories that’ll last longer than Eleven’s nose bleeds.

So, are you ready to trade in your Walkie Talkies for London tube tickets? This trip isn’t just a show, it’s a portal to an unforgettable experience. Pack your Eggo waffles, dust off your Hawkins High jersey, and book your theatre break – the Upside Down awaits!

Remember, this is just a taste of the adventure. With an abundance of sights, activities, and fangirling (or fanboying) potential, your London Stranger Things weekend can be as unique and thrilling as Eleven’s telekinetic powers. So, what are you waiting for? Start packing – the Demogorgons are waiting (just don’t tell Hopper).

Stranger Things – The first Shadow is at the Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road

Stranger Things – The First Shadow Performances

Tuesday to Saturday 7.00pm
Friday and Saturday 1.00pm
Sunday 3.00pm
Running time: 3 hours (inc. interval)

Opened: 14 Jan 2024
Stranger Things and hotel packages are booking until December  2024

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Simon Harding has grown up in and around London's Theatreland and has been working here ever since he left school: promoting its shows to anyone who will listen!

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