Stranger Things - The First Shadow Reviews


Average customer review: 5.0 star rating (4.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 12



5.0 star rating Rachael from Stourbridge England


This is the best show I have ever seen! The effects are out of this world and its really well put together. 5 stars easy!!!

5.0 star rating ALAIN from London, England


Adrenaline rush with great acting, set pieces and special effects. Top notch. Loved this show, one of the best. Do yourself a favour and don't research spoilers in advance. Loved it!

5.0 star rating Jane G Jones from London, England


Amazing show, which blends enough familiar elements from the series with new aspects to keep it fresh. The production was sublime, I felt immersed in the ST world. The staging, effects, acting (hello Joyce & Henry), atmosphere were fabulous. Rate it as one of the best experiences I've had in the West End - a real trip. I can't give too much away as you really want to know as little as possible before going. I wasn't alone in my view - as the standing ovation and whoops at the end proved. Totally exceeded expectations (and I'm not even an ST die-hard.) well done all. Hope it runs for a very long time. General - not for under 10s? Theatre was comfortable. Best ladies restroom (circle) I've seen in a theatre for a while. Staff pleasant and organised.

5.0 star rating Sarah Rayner from London, England


Totally absorbed from start to finish. Superb storytelling and special effects. The most fluid scene changes and faultless performances. The best thing l have seen on stage. We were blown away by this and loved every minute.

5.0 star rating Carol McShane from Glasgow, Scotland


This is when film meets theatre and explodes into the most incredible piece of theatre you have ever seen. Everything about it is phenomenal, acting is first class and you're transfixed from the moment the curtain is raised. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to see this.

5.0 star rating Leah jade from London, England


An incredible show with thought out set design and special effects. Actors came in and around the audience during the first act creating an extremely pleasant immersive experience, would definitely recommend. Actors really played their roles very well and helped to further bring the story to life. Definitely recommend to watch a bit of the show before to understand the show, but otherwise it eas incredible. Duration: First act was about 90 minutes, with a 20-25 minute interval, followed by the second act that was about an hour long. Disclaimer: Wouldn’t recommend for people who struggle with loud noises, or jumpscares.

5.0 star rating Steve from London, England


More than theatre, it's like you're watching a movie happen in real life. It is absolutely amazing. It's a must see. The acting is phenomenal. The set, the lighting, and the sound is better than I have ever seen. They spared no expense and it shows. Absolutely incredible.


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INSANE Exhilarating heart-wrenching

As someone not typically a fan of thrillers or sci-fi, I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I had to close my eyes occasionally.

"Stranger Things - The First Shadow" received high praise and excitement upon its opening at the Phoenix Theatre. As expected, the show quickly became a must-see, especially for fans of the hit Netflix series.

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