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My Son's A Queer, (But What Can You Do?)

Rob Madge MSAQ, Garrick Theatre 2022. Photo credit Mark Senior.

My Son’s a Queer, (But What Can You Do?) at the Belgrade Theatre from Monday 15 July – Wednesday 17 July.


Coventry born Rob Madge will bring their the award-winning show My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?), directed by Luke Sheppard, to The Belgrade Theatre from Monday 15 July – Wednesday 17 July as part of a new national tour. Celebrating the joy and chaos of raising a queer child, My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) is testament to the power of unconditional familial love.

Rob Madge said, “I’m so excited to say My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) is coming to Coventry this summer! I was born in Coventry – I grew up in the Midlands, in a little village near Tamworth and the show is all about me and my Midlands family, putting on shows in our living room when I was a child. So, if you want an uplifting, Midlands-based show that’s about how to raise a kid with love, this will have you giggling, it might even have you crying, for all the right reasons! Come on, big up Coventry!”

Rob Madge MSAQ, Garrick Theatre 2022. Photo credit Mark Senior.

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

 Originating at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, what followed was a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival in 2022, a national tour and then two West End runs. Now, three years on, with a WhatsOnStage Award and Olivier nomination to its name, 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!

Rob Madge MSAQ, Garrick Theatre 2022. Photo credit Mark Senior.

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is written and performed by Rob Madge (Oliver!, Les Misérables), directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, In the Heights) with 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 LTD and Paul Taylor-Mills.



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