A paradoxical musical

A Strange Loop

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What's A Strange Loop about?

Usher is a black, gay man determined to free himself from his low view of himself. Passionate about theatrical writing, he finds it difficult to reconcile his passion and his job as an usher at a Broadway theatre.

So, why not write a musical based on his own experience? A form of metatheatre, the musical A Strange Loop tells the story of Usher telling the story of Usher. But the young man's thoughts are often interrupted by his inner voices, personified on stage, which overwhelm Usher with destructive ideas influencing his view of himself.

Why should you see A Strange Loop?

Reading the plot, it's difficult to imagine A Strange Loop as a comedy. However, while it tackles important subjects, this surprising story is brought to life on stage by a talented cast who will make you laugh out loud!

This revolutionary musical is directed and produced by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill). It premiered in 2019 in Washington. The show was then performed in 2022 in New York where it was nominated for 11 Tony Awards. A Strange Loop won two, Best Musical and Best Libretto.

A hilarious and eccentric show, A Strange Loop tackles important subjects such as identity, race, and sexuality. Be ready for an unforgettable journey in the company of a man in search of his identity and self-acceptance.

Frequently asked questions

Tickets for A Strange Loop start at £25 per seat, depending on the performance date and seats chosen.

A Strange Loop is playing at Barbican. The address is: Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS London.

A Strange Loop is around 1:40 long, including the intermission.

Based on the information we have at the moment, A Strange Loop will run until 09/09/2023. There's always a possibility that the production will extend their run.

Lots of musicals are family shows designed to appeal to children! However, please be aware that the theatre have set a minimum age of 16 to see A Strange Loop.

To get cheap tickets for A Strange Loop in London, you can visit the TKTS London last-minute box office for on the day tickets. However, as A Strange Loop is one of the most popular shows, it's very likely that TKTS may not have any seats available for this show.

If you want to see a specific show or if you have limited flexiblity in terms of dates, or want to secure a good seat, we recommend booking your tickets online ahead of time. By booking in advance, you'll end up with much better seats and see your favourite shows on a date that suits you.

Depending on the theatre, you'll be offered several ways to get your tickets during payment:

  • Collect my tickets at the theatre. Please come to the box office counters at the theatre 30 minutes before the performance begins with the booking confirmation email. You'll be asked to show ID or the bank card of the person who booked the tickets.
  • Send me my tickets by email. Go directly to the entrance 20 minutes before the start of the performance with your PDF tickets (printed or displayed on mobile).

Every theatre has been renovated recently with evey seat giving you a good view of the stage. However, the further you are from the stage, the further you are from the magic. The seats marked by a half-coloured circle indicate less good visibility (these seats are often at the back and so you can't see the whole set). We recommend avoiding them when selecting your seats.

We accept most bank cards via our secure payment system (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Ticket prices are set by theatres and productions. Even though the majority of musicals are suitable for children, there is no preferential child ticket.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless in the event of force majeure (the performance is cancelled or interrupted). If this is the case, the theatre or event organiser will contact you to begin the refund process.

An advertised actor can be replaced by another actor without any prior warning. Unfortunately, this is not a valid reason for requesting a refund.

Taking photos and videos is generally prohibited in theatres.