'My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?)' to transfer to the West End

Rob Madge's show previously had an acclaimed Off-West End run.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The award-winning solo show My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?), written and performed by Rob Madge, is set to have its West End debut this fall. Directed by Luke Sheppard, this limited engagement will run from 21 October to 6 November at the Garrick Theatre.

In the show, Madge shares stories from their youth — like the time they tried to put on a full-fledged Disney parade in their house for their grandma — which highlight all the chaos and joy their family got from raising a queer child. They also get a second chance at staging that parade.

The show premiered to acclaim at the Turbine Theatre, winning the 2022 WhatsOnStage Best Off-West End Production Award. My Son’s A Queer is also playing an engagement at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before opening in the West End.

Madge is a veteran London stage actor, having performed in West End productions of Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, and Oliver! as a child, and more recently in the U.K. and Ireland tours of Les Misérables and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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Photo credit: Rob Madge in My Son's a Queer at the Turbine Theatre. (Photo by Mark Senior)

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