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Barbican Theatre

Michael R. Jackson’s Tony Award-winning musical transfers to London for 12 weeks. Catch this audacious show in its only UK season!

The groundbreaking musical bursts into London

It won every Best Musical award going in New York and broke new ground on Broadway with its story of a young, black, queer artist: now Michael R. Jackson’s exhilarating A Strange Loop bursts onto the Barbican Theatre stage for a strictly limited season.

Take a wild and audacious trip through the mind of an artist. Usher is a young, Black, gay writer who is writing a musical about a young, Black, gay writer, who is writing a musical… As this loop of metafiction spirals out onto the stage, Usher contends with his own self-perception in an internal monologue brought to life by a hilarious, straight-talking ensemble.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning musical from Michael R. Jackson was a sensation on Broadway, winning Jackson - who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the show - the 2022 Tony Award for Best Musical. A Strange Loop at the Barbican Theatre is directed by Stephen Brackett, who transfers with the show from New York, and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this blisteringly funny, brand-new Great American Musical with A Strange Loop tickets this summer.

Sorry this show closed 09 September 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
08 Sep 2023 - 09 Sep 2023
Running time:
1 hour and 40 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 16+
Audience Notes:
This production features explicit language, references to racism, sexual assault, homophobia and scenes of an adult nature; and strobe, flashing lights and sudden loud noises.

A Strange Loop Reviews

418 Reviews
  • 5 Stars42%
  • 4 Stars35%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Stars2%

User Reviews


It's definitely one for adults, with lots of adult humour, innuendo, coarse language & actual a scene involving two guys... However the lyrics were brought to life with a wonderfully talented cast, each song having a meaning that elicited tears, s Read more

Performance date: 20 June 2023

Written by Michael R. Jackson this award winning show is innovative, clever and very witty. But it is also a multi-layered piece of theatre that is both provocative and evocative, giving rise for the need to digest what you have seen. Usher, the show Read more

Performance date: 08 July 2023

A Strange Loop - so I’m not into musicals but this one has successfully encapsulated the current zeitgeist (albeit in the USA) as it explores identity and self in a strangely empathetic way. Yes there were flaws such as the moms voicemail song which Read more

Performance date: 25 August 2023
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