Following sold-out runs at the Turbine Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and the Garrick Theatre, Rob Madge brings their triumphant celebration of the ups and downs of raising a queer child back to the West End in 2023 for this strictly limited season.
When Rob was twelve, they attempted a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their grandma. As Rob donned wigs and played Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, their dad doubled as Stage Manager, Sound Technician and Goofy.
Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. Mum mistook Aladdin for Ursula. The costumes went awry. Grandma had a nice time, though.
My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is the joyous autobiographical story of social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that infamous parade and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it.
WhatsOnStage Award Winner - Best Off-West End Production 2022.
Written and performed by Rob Madge
Directed by Luke Sheppard
Songs by Pippa Cleary
Presented by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - ‘A joyous, life affirming show’ Time Out
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘A joyful letter to self-expression’ Evening Standard
Age recommendation: 12+
Please note this show contains haze, smoke effects, strobe and flashing lights.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 1st April 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night buses: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Directions from Leicester Square :
(5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?)
Ambassadors Theatre, London
Running time: 75 mins