A Strange Loop cast for hit musical in London’s West End
Here’s who’s on the current cast of the UK premiere of A Strange Loop in London.
Fresh from Broadway, A Strange Loop is currently playing a limited season at the Barbican with tickets on sale now here.
Leading the current cast in the lead role of Usher is Kyle Birch.
He is joined by six Thoughts, who are the physical manifestation of Usher’s internal monologue. Playing the Thoughts are Sharlene Hector, best known for being a lead vocalist for British band Basement Jaxx, Danny Bailey (Jesus Christ Superstar, Girl From the North Country), Eddie Elliott (Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Lion King and Motown The Musical), Tendai Humphrey Sitima (The Play That Goes Wrong), Nathan Armarkwei-Laryea (Women Beware The Devil, Spring Awakening, Hamlet) and Yeukayi Ushe (The Lion King, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon).
The current cast is completed by understudies Christopher Michael Richardson, Rebecca Bernice Amissah, Momar Diagne and Jean-Luke Worrell.
Kyle Ramar Freeman previously reprised the lead role he played on Broadway in the company to open the production.
Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer…
Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all.
A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson said: “I couldn’t be more excited to test the universality of Usher’s journey of self-acceptance with this extraordinary London company portraying Usher’s Thoughts. I am even more excited to bring Broadway powerhouse Kyle Ramar Freeman to London to anchor this production of A Strange Loop. Kyle is an immense talent and I have no doubt that London audiences will fall as in love with him as they did in New York City.“
The production 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 Levy Blanco, lighting design by Jen Schriever and sound design by Drew Levy.