My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) – first look photos

Production images have been released for new play My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) which is running at the off-West End Turbine Theatre in London.

Written by and performed by Rob Madge the show celebrates the joy and chaos of raising a queer child. Rob Madge numerous theatre credits include Mary PoppinsMacbeth, Artful Dodger in Oliver!, Gavroche in Les Misérables (25th Anniversary Tour and 02 Concert), Matilda the MusicalTimpson the MusicalHeld Momentarily and Leave A Light On.

His TV credits include The Sarah Jane Adventures, That Mitchell and Webb Look, The Armstrong and Miller Show, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire and Poirot: Appointment with Death.

Join Rob as they delve into the archives of their old home videos in attempt to recreate this parade and celebrate the joy that can be discovered when parents champion the creativity and absurdity of their child.”

Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, The Turbine Theatre, said “Over the last year we’ve all spent a lot of time online. We’ve seen performers relish in the digital world and seeing Rob’s rise to social media notoriety has fascinated me. The first time I watched one of Rob’s childhood videos I burst into tears. It reminded me of my childhood and that there is another side of the queer narrative that is often presented on stage. And that was that, we set about sharing Rob’s beautiful story with more people. 

I have been transfixed, entertained and completely moved by the videos Rob shared. Rob has a touching honesty that is impossible to resist and I can’t wait to share My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do with our audiences at The Turbine Theatre.‘’

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 17 June until 3 July 2021 at The Turbine 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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