The much-lauded, multi-award-winning musical A Strange Loop comes to London’s Barbican Theatre for a limited time this summer. See what all the hype is about — A Strange Loop tickets are available on London Theatre now.
The genre-bending musical by Michael R. Jackson was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. The musical also clinched the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won multiple Off-Broadway prizes before even hitting the big stage. The musical-within-a-musical follows Usher, a young, Black, gay musical theatre writer penning a musical that’s titled, well, A Strange Loop.
The critically acclaimed musical first bowed off Broadway in 2019, then was staged in D.C. before making its way to Broadway. Now it is the must-see show in London! A Strange Loop is “the most thrillingly playful and hilarious new musical to hit London in years” (The Evening Standard), so don’t miss your chance to see this “strikingly original and highly entertaining” (The Guardian) musical on the West End.
What is A Strange Loop about?
Set in New York City, A Strange Loop follows Usher, an aspiring musical theatre writer working as an usher for The Lion King on Broadway. The 100-minute show chronicles Usher’s attempt to write a “big, Black, and queer-ass American Broadway show.” Usher’s creative process, along with personal and romantic pursuits, are stinted by self-hating Thoughts, represented by a six-person Greek chorus. The subversive musical confronts topics like sexuality and racism with humorous flair and catchy tunes, including “Memory Song.”
Who is Michael R. Jackson?
Michael R. Jackson is the creator of A Strange Loop, which is loosely based on his own life. He began writing the show when he was a young writer in his 20s, like Usher, and studying musical theatre writing in grad school. A Strange Loop’s premiere took nearly 20 years to develop.
The playwright, composer, and lyricist’s other works include a musical adaptation of the horror film Teeth and White Girl in Danger, his newest musical spoofing soap operas playing off Broadway.
Don’t miss this celebrated show’s London debut, running for a limited time only.
Tickets to A Strange Loop are available now. Book your A Strange Loop tickets on London Theatre today.