The hit Broadway musical is coming to the Barbican this June.
It has been confirmed that A Strange Loop will be heading to London for a limited season from the 17th June until the 9th September.
Written by Michael R Jackson, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and explores themes of identity, self-worth, and the creative process.
Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher, a young, gay, Black writer who hates his day job, writes a musical about a young, gay, Black writer who’s writing a musical about a young, gay, Black writer…a strange loop. Usher grapples with desires, identity and instincts he both loves and loathes, all brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-talking ensemble.
The musical is produced by Howard Panter for Trafalgar Theatre Productions, the National Theatre, Barbara Whitman and Wessex Grove. Casting has yet to be announced.
A Strange Loop is directed by Stephen Brackett, with 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 and sound by Drew Levy.
Talking about the news Michael R Jackson said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing A Strange Loop to London. This show has been a true labor of love since my early twenties, and to have it continue its extraordinary journey from Musical Theatre Factory, to Off-Broadway, to Woolly Mammoth, to Broadway and now to London is a dream I never knew I had come true. I can’t wait to share the story of Usher and his thoughts with new audiences.”
Tickets for the production will go on sale on the 20th March by visiting: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2023/event/a-strange-loop