My Son's a Queer (But what can you do?)

Mon 8 - Wed 10 Jul 2024



Written and performed by Rob Madge and directed by Luke Sheppard, the award-winning MY SON’S A QUEER, (BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?) is back for 2024.

Once a cult sensation, Madge’s show has grown in stature to become WhatsOnStage Award winning and Olivier Award nominated and now due to public demand is set to embark on a brand new national tour visiting seven brand new venues.

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 PoppinsArielMickey 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 and Ariel’s bubble gun didn’t work properly. Grandma had a nice time though. 

MY SON’S A QUEER, (BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?) celebrates the joy and chaos of raising a queer child and is testament to the power of unconditional familial love.
Originating at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, it had a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival in 2022, followed by a national tour and then two West End runs. Three years on join social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that parade – and this time, nobody, no, NOBODY is gonna rain on it!
Age Guidance: 12+. Contains some swearing, a fair bit of precociousness and scenes of utter joy. May cause happiness! 
Running Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes (with no interval)


£5 off 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect
£4 off for Groups 10+
15% off for Members

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Written and performed by Rob Madge
Directed by Luke Sheppard
Music by Pippa Cleary
Scenic and Costume Design by Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria
Sound Design by Tingying Dong
Video Design by George Reeve
Orchestrations by Simon Nathan

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