Photo credit: Turbine Theatre exterior (Photo courtesy of Turbine Theatre)

‘My Son’s A Queer But What You Can Do’ to run at Turbine Theatre this summer

Luke Sheppard will direct Rob Madge's solo piece.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: My Son's A Queer But What Can You Do has been extended at the Turbine Theatre to 17 July.

With the Turbine Theatre opening next month, details on future productions have been confirmed. Rob Madge will present their solo show My Son's A Queer But What Can You Do at the Battersea venue, running from 17 June to 3 July.

Delving into their home video archives, Madge's show will celebrate the joy of parents championing creativity and wackiness.

As a child, Madge's theatre credits include Les Miserables, Oliver! and Mary Poppins, as well as the original production of Matilda in Stratford-upon-Avon. As an adult, they've performed in Timpson the Musical and the national tour of Les Miserables. The production will be directed by Luke Sheppard, whose credits include & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills said of the show: "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."

Other productions opening at the Turbine Theatre include The Big Bubble Show from 31 May - 5 June, as well as eight shows as part of MTFest UK. Seen at the Turbine last summer, Hair will also transfer to the London Palladium on 13 June. Theatre for Two is an interactive experience made up of four plays that will run at the Turbine on 26 - 27 June.

My Son's A Queer But What Can You Do is at the Turbine Theatre from 17 June to 3 July.

Photo credit: Turbine Theatre exterior (Photo courtesy of Turbine Theatre)

Article Updated: 24 June 2021


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