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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.

Guys and Dolls
The Choir of Man
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.

Latest Audience Reviews

Such a powerful and beautiful show! I went as a very last minute spontaneous decision on the day... More

Thought provoking and shocking at times that was brilliantly written to represent the black gay c... More

Wow !! Don't take mother as a surprise birthday trip , it pushes the boundaries to far for some ,... More

I was influenced by critics to see this show but unfortunately I struggled to follow the story. F... More

First half very funny and entertaining. Usher has great voice and personality. Cast ALL very good... More

The show started off great, and it had a lot of promise, but it tailed off towards the end and go... More

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