My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)
Run time is 1 hour 5 minutes (without an interval)
Book My Son’s a Queer tickets to enjoy Rob Madge’s exuberant autobiographical show
Actor and social media star Rob Madge spreads joy with a second West End run of the hit, 5-star My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?). This celebration of growing up queer with a supportive family runs at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Young Rob was a born performer, and to prove it, they decided they would stage an entire Disney parade – complete with costumes, props and floats – for their Grandma. As star of the show, Rob gave dazzling performances as Ariel, Mary Poppins, Mickey Mouse and Belle. It’s just a shame that dad pushed the floats in the wrong direction and mum mixed up her characters!
My Son’s a Queer has enjoyed an incredible journey, having played at Turbine Theatre before transferring for a two-week season at the Garrick Theatre in 2022. Hilarious home videos showing a precocious 12 year old with a West End dream are peppered throughout this funny and heart-warming monologue, which recreates some of the living room parade’s greatest moments and celebrates Madge’s coming-of-age journey as a young non-binary performer.
Rob Madge made their professional stage debut at the age of nine, playing Michael Banks in the original West End production of Mary Poppins. In the years since, they have appeared in Les Misérables, Oliver!, the UK tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks and grew their social media presence with funny theatre themed videos on TikTok.
My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, What’s New Pussycat) with songs by Pippa Cleary, who’s musical adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre in 2019.
It’s the show that tells us that no one can rain on our parade: My Son’s a Queer spreads big-hearted cheer in London for a limited season.
My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is recommended for ages 16+.