Rob Madge’s My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) extends West End run

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Rob Madge’s My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) has extended its 2023 run in the West End.

The acclaimed solo show opened at Ambassadors Theatre in January and is now booking through to 1 April 2023 with tickets on sale now here.

Announcing the show’s extension ahead of the show’s 100th performance, Rob Madge said: “I am overjoyed that this show continues to touch people’s hearts. Our hope is that we welcome many more people through the doors at the Ambassadors Theatre and we see them go home with big smiles on their faces, with the world seeming a little bit brighter.”

Witten by and performed by Rob Madge (Oliver!, Les Misérables) and directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, In The Heights), the piece celebrates the joy and chaos of raising a queer child. Originally enjoying a sold out run at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, the show transferred to Edinburgh Fringe last summer before a first West End run at the Garrick Theatre in the autumn.

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.

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Rob Madge said: “I am so very excited to be bringing My Son’s a Queer back to the West End, this time at The Ambassadors Theatre. Putting on a show about when I used to put on shows in my living room continues to be the most surreal, magical thing and I can’t wait to share my brilliant, hilarious family and our story (which I hope is a relatable one) with more audiences. I hope that people leave My Son’s a Queer feeling brighter and uplifted with the knowledge that anything is possible when the stage is your living room!”

The show has songs by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Age 13 ¾), set and costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight, video design by George Reeve, lighting design by Jai Morjaria, sound design by Tingying Dong, and orchestrations by Simon Nathan. The show is produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills.

A cast recording of the show was released in 2022.

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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