The Prequel Stage Play to “Stranger Things” Digs Deep Into Vecna’s Origin Story


The new “Stranger Things” stage play by the Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things: The First Shadow,” reveals Henry Creel’s shadowy origins. Later this year, the 1959 Hawkins-set prequel will make its West End debut in London and go in-depth into Vecna’s terrifying backstory. The theatrical play will take us straight back to the beginning of Hawkins’ deepest and most horrifying secrets, like Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will watching their D&D fears come true.

The play, which will be “rooted in the mythology and world of the Netflix global phenomenon,” was written by staff writer and story editor Kate Trefry for the television program.Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions will co-produce the stage production. Also, the Duffer Brothers will serve as creative producers, while 21 Laps will serve as an associate producer. Justin Martin will serve as codirector alongside Stephen Daldry.

We would want to fill you in on the tale, but we won’t because it’s more fun for you to find out for yourself.

The Duffer Brothers stated in a press release that they were “beyond delighted” for “Stranger Things: The First Shadow”. Working with the talented Stephen Daldry has been nothing short of inspiring, and playwright Kate Trefry has created a work that is startling, frightful, and poignant all at once. On a journey into the past that lays the foundation for the present, you will encounter endearing new characters as well as ones you are already familiar with.

The “Stranger Things” play will cover many of fans’ biggest unanswered questions about Vecna. “Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries,” the play’s logline reads. “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.”

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