Eleni Cashell

A STRANGE LOOP confirms London premiere

It has been confirmed that A STRANGE LOOP is coming to London this summer!

After its huge success on Broadway, the musical will open at the Barbican Theatre between 17 June - 9 September 2023.

Written by Michael R Jackson, this Pulitzer Prize winning show explores themes of identity, self-worth and the creative writing process.

A Strange Loop tells the story of Usher, a black queer writer who is struggling to break into their dream industry. Seeking validation for their work, Usher starts to write a musical about a black queer writer seeking validation, and reimagines his own life story in the process.

Featuring a score that mashes up multiple genres, you can expect to hear a range of numbers which blend gospel, R&B and musical theatre.

Directed by Stephen Brackett, other creatives announced for this highly anticipated transfer production include:

  • Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly
  • Music supervision by Rona Siddiqui
  • Orchestrations by Charlie Rosen
  • Scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado
  • Costume design by Montana Levi Blanco
  • Lighting by Jen Schriever
  • Sound by Drew Levy

A Strange Loop will open at the Barbican Theatre from 17 June, and tickets go on sale on 20 March.

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