A Stranger Things play titled Stranger Things: The First Shadow and set in Hawkins, 1959 — before the world turned upside down — opened for on London’s West End on Dec. 14 at the Phoenix Theatre.
Directed by Stephen Daldry, whose lengthy directing credits include “The Crown”, the play also takes place in the small US town of Hawkins, Indiana, some two decades before the “Stranger Things” fans worldwide have come to know.
Hollywood stars including Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy were among those to turn out on the red carpet Thursday night in the British capital, alongside Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos. The multi-award-winning series has been one of the streaming giant’s most popular series since debuting in 2016, with its fourth season alone amassing more than 140.7 million views globally.
Here are some photos from the event:
David Harbour and Lily Allen
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer