SINCE first screening on Netflix in 2016, American sci-fi series, Stranger Things, has become a huge hit across the world, acclaimed for its  acting, soundtrack, directing, writing, and homages to 1980s films.

Set in the 1980s, the series centres around the residents of the fictional small town of Hawkins, Indiana, as they are plagued by a hostile alternate dimension, after a nearby human experimentation facility opens a gateway between Earth and the 'Upside Down'.

In addition to original music, Stranger Things features period music from artists including Joy Division, Toto, New Order, the Bangles, Foreigner, Echo and the Bunnymen, Peter Gabriel and has subsequently seen a  resurgence on sales charts of songs like Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill, Metallica's Master of Puppets and Limahl's The Never Ending Story.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the importance of the songs to the series, it has now spawned a musical parody, Stranger Sings which comes to New Brighton's Floral Pavilion on Tuesday, February 27. 

A spokesperson for the production said: "Tune in, children of the 80s! Join us in the upside-down for this award-winning, smash hit new parody musical; Stranger Sings!

"Straight from off-Broadway, to a UK premiere three-month sell-out run in London, we’re now thrilled to announce the UK nationwide Theatre Tour of Stranger Sings!

"This award-winning sci-fi spoof is a wild, irreverent twist on the hit Netflix series - in all its hair-raising, blockbuster glory.

"Take a trip with your favourite gang on a night of indulgent pop culture references, heavy synth, poor parenting, dancing demogorgons and maybe - just maybe - you might find justice for Barb along the way.

"Let the incredible original writing of Jonathan Hogue subvert the genre with this fearless parody, where there are too many mullets, a generous helping of fairy lights, and the 80s finally embraces feminism.

"So, hop(per) on your bike and grab your transmitter radio (don’t forget your inhaler); because saving your friends is the answer to this never ending story."

Tickets £36.00 to £40.00 available from / box office phone line 0151 666 0000.