‘A Strange Loop’ announces initial West End cast

Kyle Ramar Freeman, who previously played Usher on Broadway, will make his London debut in Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at the Barbican.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Don’t get caught in a circle. Discover who will star in the West End premiere of A Strange Loop. A Strange Loop begins previews at the Barbican on 17 June, with an opening night on 29 June, and performances to 9 September.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop musical follows Usher, a Black queer writer in New York City. By day, he works front of house at The Lion King on Broadway. He’s also ghostwriting a new Tyler Perry play. As Usher navigates a white, heteronormative world, a six-person ensemble voice his thoughts.

Michael R. Jackson's musical won Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical at the 2022 Tony Awards. Find out more about A Strange Loop.

Kyle Ramar Freeman will play Usher. He previously understudied the role on Broadway. The Thoughts will be played by Sharlene Hector (Thought 1,) Jason Pennycooke (Thought 2,) Tendai Humphreey Sitima (Thought 4,) Danny Bailey (Thought 5,) Eddie Elliot (Thought 6,) with further casting to be announced.

A Strange Loop will be at the Barbican.

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Photo credit: A Strange Loop on Broadway (Photo courtesy of production)

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