A Strange Loop To Open In London This Summer

Published Thu, 9 March 2023

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical A Strange Loop is transferring to London this summer.

It premiered at Playwrights Horizons and recently completed more than 300 performances at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre.

The show will run from 17 June to 9 September 2023 at the Barbican Theatre.

A Strange Loop is a theatrical piece exploring identity, race, sexuality and creative process, and follows the story of Usher, a Black queer writer living in New York City trying to make it in the industry.

It is produced by Howard Panter for Trafalgar Theatre Productions, The National Theatre, Barbara Whitman, and Wessex Grove.

Panter said:

“A Strange Loop is nothing short of a spellbinding masterpiece. When I saw it on Broadway I was transfixed and knew immediately that London audiences, like New York, would love this unique, moving and funny musical.”

The musical is written by Michael R Jackson, directed by Stephen Brackett, with choreography done by Raja Feather Kelly, music supervision and orchestrations by Rona Siddiqui and Charlie Rosen, scene design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, light design by Jen Schriever and sound design by Drew Levy.

Kate Varah, executive director for the National Theatre, commented:

 “We are delighted to be supporting the transfer of this Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-winning new musical into London this summer.  A Strange Loop is a vital piece of new work by American playwright, Michael R. Jackson and we are so excited to be working with our producing partners to share this special story with UK audiences.”

New York Times magazine calls it ‘A dazzling ride’ and Time Out describes it as “Screamingly funny. Unmissable. The musical we’ve been waiting for.”

Cast is to be announced at a later time.