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A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop, the ground-breaking and critically acclaimed winner of every ‘Best Musical’ award on Broadway and the Pulitzer Prize, bursts onto the stage of the Barbican this June for a one time only, limited season.

Grab your chance to see Michael R. Jackson’s blisteringly funny, ‘audacious and uproarious’ (The Guardian) heart-felt masterwork, which exposes a young black artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life onstage by a hilarious, straight-shooting Ensemble.

A Strange Loop is ‘A dazzling ride’ (New York Times), ‘Screamingly funny. Unmissable. The musical we’ve been waiting for.’ (Time Out) and this is your ONLY chance to see it in the UK.

Important Information

Recommended for ages 16+
Explicit language and scenes of an adult nature.

Assisted Performances:

Audio described: Tue 4 July 8pm & Thu 3 August 2.30pm
Captioned: Wed 5 July 8pm & Wed 9 August 8pm
Signed: Tue 11 July 8pm & Thu 17 August 2.30pm

If you arrive late for the start of a performance we appreciate that you will want to take your seat as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to assist. To limit disturbance to fellow audience members and artists we may have to ask you to wait until a suitable break in the performance. Occasionally this may not be possible once the performance has started.

Age Restrictions

Recommended for ages 16+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 9th September 2023.

Show times for each day are below.















Barbican Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Moorgate

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Barbican

Directions Icon Directions from Barbican :

(10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.

Parking Icon Car park: Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Barbican Theatre

Air conditioned


Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Barbican Theatre Location

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
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A Strange Loop

Barbican Theatre, London

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes without an interval.

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