Passing Strange | Short Review

Matt Wolf
Friday, May 24, 2024

Hamilton Olivier award-winner Giles Terera gives a career-best performance

Images credit: Marc Brenner
Images credit: Marc Brenner

Sixteen years after it became an unexpected Broadway phenomenon, Passing Strange has crossed the Atlantic in a production that is even more electric than the New York original first seen at the Public Theatre – the one-time home of Hamilton. So it seems fitting that its current iteration boasts Hamilton Olivier award-winner Giles Terera in a career-best performance as an itinerant music-maker who makes his way from America to Europe, transforming himself, and his audience, in the process



Passing Strange

The Young Vic, London, 21 May 2024

Starring Giles Terera, Rachel Adedeji, Keenan Munn-Francis et al

Directed by Liesl Tommy

Passing Strange runs until 6 July – for information and tickets, visit

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You can hear the 'Prologue' from Passing Strange sung by the Young Vic cast below