Rob Madge - My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?).

My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) set for West End season this October

My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) will play a limited West End season at the Garrick Theatre this October.

Written by and performed by Rob Madge (Millennials, Bed Knobs and Brookmsticks, Mary Poppins, Oliver!Les Misérables) the show celebrates the joy and chaos of raising a queer child. Rob first performed the show at the Turbine Theatre in London, selling out the run, and has just finished sold-out run Edinburgh Festival. Tickets for My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) Garrick Theatre season are on sale now.

Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of The Turbine Theatre said “Exactly three years ago I took a group of my colleagues and friends on a boat along The Thames to a relatively unknown theatre space hiding beneath one of the most iconic buildings in Europe, The Battersea Power Station. 

The Turbine Theatre was born. A bold and unique space where new work could be created. I made a commitment in front of everyone that we’d have a West End transfer within a year. Both brave and naive at the same time, little did we know what was to come. I even wrote it on the walls in big pink letters to remind me. Admittedly there were two years that we won’t go into now but we’re finally able to say that The Turbine Theatre is going to take its first show to the West End.

My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) is the epitome of everything I dreamed The Turbine could be. A story of hope and acceptance, a celebration of life and a thrilling adventure rooted in trusting those we collaborate with. It has gone from a DM on Twitter during lockdown, to a fully produced sell out show in our theatre, to a run-a-way Edinburgh Season inside a big purple cow – many awards later, we’re at The Garrick. My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) will play a limited season in the West End this Autumn and we hope that this is the start of many more transfers to come!”

The show is directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, In The Heights) with composition by Pippa Cleary, orchestration by Simon Nathan, mixing by Chris Fry, design by Ryan Dawson Light, projections by George Reeve, video engineering by Neil McDowell Smith and associate sounds by Anna Short.

My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) runs from 21 October to 06 November 2022 at the Garrick Theatre.

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📷 Main photo: Rob Madge in My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?). Photo Mark Senior.


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