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A Strange Loop

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A Strange Loop in London

A Strange Loop is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson, the US playwright, composer, and lyricist. The musical was nominated for 11 Tonys, winning the 2022 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. First produced off-Broadway in 2019, then staged in Washington DC during 2021, it finally hit Broadway proper at the Lyceum Theatre in April 2022.

This amazing production also won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, directed by Stephen Bracket who wowed us with Be More Chill. An alternative musical with a big heart, it's set to a vibrant beat with compelling tunes and cutting lyrics. The end result is razor-sharp, timely, quirky, comically entertaining, and handles the themes of identity, race and sexuality deftly. The cast recording was nominated for the Grammy for Best Musical Theater album, pipped to the post by the 2022 cast recording of Into The Woods.

The Broadway reviews say it all. People have said it's "one of the greatest musicals I've ever seen", "audacious, hilarious, and profoundly moving" "brilliant"one of the funniest and most poignant shows I've ever seen", "above and beyond brilliant!", and "a masterpiece.". No wonder A Strange Loop theatre tickets are predicted to be in high demand.

What's the plot of A Strange Loop?

The show follows Usher, a queer black man who is writing a musical about a queer black man who's also writing a musical. The title is actually a term used in cognitive science, created by Douglas Hofstadter, and it also happens to be the name of a song by Liz Phair.

Usher hates his day job, which he's forced to do to fund his writing. So does the black, gay writer he's writing about, who also has to endure a day job he hates while writing a musical. The result is a show following an artist who is beset by demons, including those in his own head, a man who is desperate to come to an understanding of the strange loop that is his own life.

The director is Stephen Bracket, the choreography and movement is by Raja Feather Kelly, and the rest of the creative team will be announced later. The London cast will also be announced nearer the time.

Who is A Strange Loop for?

Due to the explicit language and sexual situations, the show is recommended for people aged 16 or older.

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A Strange Loop Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 9 September 2023

  • Running time:

    1 hour 40 minutes without an interval.

  • Age restrictions

    Recommended for ages 16+

  • Important Information

    Recommended for ages 16+
    This musical explores the themes around race and sexuality, and contains strong language, references to racism and scenes of an adult nature.

    Assisted Performances:

    Audio described: Tue 4 July 8pm & Thu 3 August 2.30pm
    Captioned: Wed 5 July 8pm & Wed 9 August 8pm
    Signed: Tue 11 July 8pm & Thu 17 August 2.30pm

    If you arrive late for the start of a performance we appreciate that you will want to take your seat as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to assist. To limit disturbance to fellow audience members and artists we may have to ask you to wait until a suitable break in the performance. Occasionally this may not be possible once the performance has started.

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to A Strange Loop are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

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A Strange Loop reviews

4.6 out of 5 8 reviews

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Press Reviews

The Pulitzer Prize-winning show has finally transferred from Broadway to London. It’s magnificent

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A Strange Loop is a unique, unpredictable and important new queer musical

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing A Strange Loop.


Vest show I've seen in decades

This show is so real, so raw, so relevant. One of the only times I've EVER SEEN MYSELF REPRESENTED ON STAGE. Goddess Bless all involved.

S Reviewed on 08 September 2023 by
London, United Kingdom


must see

F Reviewed on 31 August 2023 by
London, United Kingdom



S Reviewed on 19 August 2023 by
Wistaston, United Kingdom


A fabulous emotional rollercoaster

A show of stunning contrasts! At times a blockbuster but at others intimate; at times hilarious, at others poignant and so sad; at times sacred, at others profane. It took me on a rollercoaster ride which I didn’t want to end. The music was fabulous from gospel, to rock, to ballad! Last, but certainly not least, the cast, especially the lead character, were super-talented! Acting and vocal parts were convincing and immaculate; the harmonies were perfect. The comedy was razor sharp and the audience responded with belly laughs and, at the end, thunderous applause. All well deserved.

S Reviewed on 29 June 2023 by
Ultimo, Australia

30 Jun
Miriam Gibson

Review: A STRANGE LOOP, Barbican Theatre

by Miriam Gibson | Friday, June 30 2023, 15:05

A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson arrives at the Barbican this Summer after winning both a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize in New York. Meta and messy, it’s the story of a fat, queer Black man wrestling with identity and intrusive thoughts.

Danny Bailey and Kyle Ramar Freeman in A Strange Loop. Credit: Marc Brenner Danny Bailey and Kyle Ramar Freeman in A Strange Loop. Credit: Marc Brenner

Review: A STRANGE LOOP, Barbican Theatre
09 Mar
Eleni Cashell

A STRANGE LOOP confirms London premiere

by Eleni Cashell | Thursday, March 9 2023, 19:30

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.

A STRANGE LOOP confirms London premiere