“Henry’s weird” – Louis McCartney Opens Up About Taking on Jamie Campbell Bower’s Vecna in Stranger Things on Stage

Published 10/21/2023, 3:04 PM EDT

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It is impossible to forget the show that gave the world Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, and Sadie Sink. Stranger Things not only gave its fans some remarkable actors but also an adventure that will never be forgotten. While the world is gearing up for the show’s curtain call, there seems to be some hope on the horizon with Stanger Things on Stage. With the live adaptation play, Stranger Things: The First Shadow, coming out in less than a month, fans all over the world are hyped to see some of their favorite characters in a different light.

Louis McCartney, who is set to take on the younger version of Vecna, opened up about what he thought about embodying the character Henry Creel.

Louis McCartney reveals his thoughts on playing Henry Creel


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With the hype for the play’s debut increasing every day, it is no surprise that the official Stranger Things on Stage X (formerly Twitter) page is adding to it. Recently, they posted a video of Louis McCartney and Ella Karuna Williams having a small Q&A session about their characters. McCartney said that the whole thing was “pretty exciting,” however he also said that “Henry’s weird, but he’s fun to play.”

While William’s Patty Newby will be a new addition to the story, McCartney’s role is an integral part of the franchise. This will be the first time that Stranger Things fans will get a peek into the backstory of how Henry Creel eventually turned into the horrifying Vecna. The play is also set to bring to light the story of many other beloved characters.

From Jim Hopper to Dr. Brenner, the audience is in for a treat. Although none of the series’ stars will be making their way to the stage, the Duffer Brothers promised fans the exploration of the early days of the fan favorites.

What Stranger Things fans can expect from Stranger Things on Stage?

While Millie Bobby Brown is ready to say “thank you and goodbye” to the Stanger Things series, fans around the world are still not there yet. Thankfully, with the play, Stranger Things: The First Shadow, coming out, they will not have to. The play is supposed to be a prequel to the series and will take its audience on a journey into the Upside Down. Although a few beloved characters may not be involved, viewers will get a look at the bigger picture that began before Eleven and the gang.


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The play will showcase Oscar Lloyd as James Hopper Jr., Chris Buckley as Bob Newby, Isabella Pappas as Joyce Maldonado, and Patrick Vaill as Dr. Brenner. It is also set to make its way on stage at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End on November 17th of this year.


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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.