Now playing at the Barbican, this dazzling new musical proudly calls itself the "the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all", with shades of Samuel Beckett meets Inception meets the BLM movement. A critical darling on its Broadway premiere, it looks like the West End press enjoyed it just as much.
Most of the reviews are pretty effusive. The Evening Standard leads the pack with their five-star summary: "a thrillingly strange, playful and hilarious new musical...Stuffed with catchy tunes, it's messy, exhausting and spectacular".
The Guardian agreed, calling it "magnificent...Michael R Jackson's Pulitzer-winning play is a strikingly original, highly entertaining tour of identity politics and the struggles of selfhood"
What is the story?
Our main character is, well, big, Black, and queer-ass - just as the musical itself proclaims. While he works front-of-house in a Broadway theatre he is also struggling to write a Broadway musical about a theatre usher struggling to write a Broadway musical. Life imitating art imitating life imitating... and that's where the strange loop comes in.
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