Engineering of new shows: Stranger Things

Stranger Things is now on stage! The world of the immensely popular Netflix’s series comes to life on stage in a completely new way. In November, the eagerly awaited theatre production ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ was the talk of the town. With Silicon Theatre Scenery at the helm for general automation, the stage has been transformed into a technical wonderland that perfectly matches the mysterious atmosphere of the series. We’re excited to push the boundaries of theatre and technology once again, bringing the dark and enchanting world of this beloved series to life on stage.

A dive into the past

This new theatre production is set in the same American town of Hawkins, Indiana, as the popular horror-sci-fi series created by the Duffer Brothers. Instead of the 1980s, however, this prequel takes us even further back, to the 1950s. Written by Kate Trefy, with an original story from the Duffer Brothers, Trefy, and playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Stranger Things on stage promises to be a unique experience that adds even more depth to the well-known series.

Technical magic on stage

The technical automation of the show was a formidable challenge that we at Silicon Theatre Scenery eagerly embraced. Thanks to a close and smooth collaboration with the production team, our experts ensured that the otherworldly scenes seamlessly and fluidly transition into one another. From portraying spooky dimensions to achieving extraordinary light and sound effects that push the suspense to the limit, every technical element contributes to a theatrical experience that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

A golden collaboration

The cast consists of talented actors such as Shane Attwooll, Kemi Awoderu, Chase Brown, and many others. Each actor brings their character to life in a remarkable way, adding an extra layer of depth and complexity to the story. Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the directors of the show, are excited about the collaboration. Matt and Ross Duffer, the original creators of the Stranger Things series, are also full of praise for the cast and are looking forward to the premiere in London.

Opening night triumph and rave reviews

The debut of ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ at the Phoenix Theatre was nothing short of a triumph, marking a stellar opening night that left audiences spellbound. The first reviews are in, and they are overwhelmingly positive, praising the show for its captivating storytelling and breathtaking technical feats. The show takes visitors on an immersive journey through the shadows of the mysterious town of Hawkins in the fifties.

Critics have hailed the production as a groundbreaking blend of theatre and technology, bringing the eerie world of Hawkins to life with such ingenuity and precision. This successful opening sets a high bar for theatrical productions and exemplifies the prowess of Silicon Theatre Scenery in transforming creative visions into mesmerizing realities on stage.