Rob Madge to premiere new show in West End

Rob Madge's Regards To Broadway poster
Rob Madge. Credit: Michael Wharley

Award-winning actor and writer Rob Madge is set to premiere a brand new show in London.

Rob Madge’s Regards to Broadway will take place at the Garrick Theatre for one night only on Sunday 26 May 2024.

Madge shared: “It’s two weeks before I’m due to make my Broadway debut. I’m midway through packing my suitcase, putting my passport in its cute little holder from Dunelm (maybe after New York I’ll be able to afford a John Lewis one) and I receive a phone call. “Hey Mr Producer!” I sing in the style of Andrea McArdle. I then see my agent is also on the line. I know what it is. They want Jinkx Monsoon to play me on matinees to get a few more bums on seats but I have told them, she can’t do a Brummie accent.

“Rob”, I hear, “We are going to have to postpone”. White noise. Like that sound effect when someone gets diagnosed with an illness on Coronation Street. My legs give way and I fall onto the bed (cos I’m dramatic like that). I look at the open suitcase, resigning myself to the fact I will never get my John Lewis passport holder. Four in a Bed’s on the telly.

“In the space of one phone call, I’ve gone from potential Broadway star and Tony Award winner to unassuming armchair critic of Seaside Shores B&B.”

Madge will be accompanied by the musical talents of Pippa Cleary and produced by Lambert Jackson.

Tickets are available now from

Madge’s first solo performance, My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?), has enjoyed tremendous success with sell-out runs at various prestigious venues, including the Turbine Theatre and the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End. The show has been recognised with several awards, including WhatsOnStage, Attitude, and Stage Debut Awards, and even received an Olivier nomination for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play.

Other notable theatre credits for Rob include roles in Peter Pan, Jack and The Beanstalk at the London Palladium, Millennials at The Other Palace, Bedknobs and Broomsticks on its world premiere UK tour, and Les Miserables on UK tour. Their contribution to theatre was recently acknowledged with Rob being named one of The Stage’s Rising Stars for 2024.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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