Rob Madge's My Son's A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) Takes the West End Stage October 21 | Playbill

International News Rob Madge's My Son's A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) Takes the West End Stage October 21

The autobiographical solo show plays the Garrick Theatre after sold-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe and The Turbine Theatre.

Rob Madge in My Son's a Queer Mark Senior

Rob Madge's autobiographical show My Son's a Queer, (But What Can You Do?) begins its West End run October 21. The show transfers to Garrick Theatre for a run through November 6.

Beginning with Madge at age 12 as they attempt to create a full scale Disney parade in their house for their grandmother, My Son's a Queer tells the story of raising a queer child with all of its joys and chaos. It originally premiered at Off-West End's The Turbine Theatre in 2021 where it sold out, subsequently transferring to Edinburgh Fringe for another sold-out run.

Director Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, In the Heights) helms the creative team comprised of composer Pippa Cleary, orchestrator Simon Nathan, designer Ryan Dawson Laight, mixer Chris Fry, projection designer George Reeve, and video engineer Neil McDowell Smith.

READ: Playbill Talks Rob Madge's My Son's A Queer and More on Playbill Goes Fringe Live Blog

"My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) is the epitome of everything I dreamed The Turbine could be," said Turbine Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills in a statement. "A story of hope and acceptance, a celebration of life and a thrilling adventure rooted in trusting those we collaborate with. It has gone from a DM on Twitter during lockdown to a fully produced, sell-out show in our theatre, to a runaway Edinburgh season inside a big purple cow—many awards later, we’re at The Garrick."

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