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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.

Performance dates:
08 Sep 2023 - 09 Sep 2023
Running time:
1 hour and 40 minutes.
Barbican Theatre (See map)
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.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: The majority of this musical takes place in the middle of the stage, so you will not miss much wherever you sit! We recommend choosing seats in Stalls rows E-H for seeing all of the brilliantly strange and genius details, whilst still getting a great view of the entire set.

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    A Strange Loop - so I’m not into musicals but this one has successfully encapsulated the current... More

    NMC's avatar
    NMC 25 Aug 2023

    Very original musical with a fantastic cast. Mostly a minimalist set but with some surprises towa... More

    carysw1's avatar
    carysw1 13 Aug 2023

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

    tonyo's avatar
    tonyo 09 Sep 2023

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

    kabirnaidoo's avatar
    kabirnaidoo Top 50 reviewer 09 Sep 2023

    Extremely clever writing discussing the black gay community. A thought provoking and at times sho... More

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    kabirnaidoo Top 50 reviewer 09 Sep 2023

    Loved this show, the songs are fantastic, the idea is so original, the cast are very talented and... More

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    adeleb 07 Sep 2023
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