Celebrating the joy and chaos of raising a queer child
Following sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival and off-West End venue The Turbine Theatre, My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) will play a limited West End season at the Garrick Theatre this October.
Written and performed by Rob Madge, the show is a story of hope, acceptance and celebration of the joys and chaos of raising a queer child.
My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) is booking from 21 October to 06 November 2022 at the Garrick Theatre.
What is My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) about?
When Rob was 12, they attempted to stage a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. As Rob donned a wig 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. Ariel’s bubble gun didn’t even work properly. Grandma had a nice time though.
Winner of the ‘WhatsOnStage Best Off-West End Production 2022’ Award, 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 parade – and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it!
My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) cast and creative
The show is written and performed by Rob Madge (Millennials, Bed Knobs and Brookmsticks, Mary Poppins, Oliver!, Les Misérables)
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.
Reviews of My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?)★★★★ "Moving and funny" - The Guardian
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Venue InformationGarrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line), Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30
Official London Theatre tickets for My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) at the Garrick Theatre, London
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