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

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

The hilarious ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ comedy returns to the West End by popular demand.

About My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?)

Anything is possible when the stage is your living room! For Rob Madge, the Ambassadors Theatre is their newest stage, as they bring their triumphant celebration of raising a queer child back to the West End. Book My Son’s a Queer, (But What Can You Do?) tickets in London on TodayTix.

The My Son’s a Queer play sees Madge share childhood tales of putting on shows in their house, as well as anecdotes from school, holidays, and innuendo-filled jokes. You’ll laugh along with Rob at their young, unabashed self, and you’ll cry at the heartfelt tales shared throughout this 75-minute show.

London Theatre raved about the show, saying: “The material is bound to resonate in all sorts of ways, and it’s the little show that could. Rob Madge has now turned their life-to-date into a 75-minute celebration of being your best and truest self.”

When Rob was twelve, they attempted to stage a Disney parade in their house. As Rob donned wigs and makeup to transform into Disney princesses, their dad took on the stage manager and sound technician roles, with a Goofy hat for good measure.

Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. But it wasn't about putting on the "best" show. It was all about nurturing a child's interest.

My Son's a Queer is nominated for Best Entertainment or Comedy at the 2023 Olivier Awards.

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Rob Madge became a social-media sensation in 2020, after sharing video clips of their childhood on Twitter. Soon after, Madge became a theatre voice of their generation, creating funny videos based on theatre news and the West End.

In 2021, Madge premiered My Son’s a Queer, (But What Can You Do?) at the Turbine Theatre, extending numerous times to accommodate demand. In summer 2022, they took the show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, before My Son’s a Queer London performances ran at the Garrick Theatre for a fortnight. The heartfelt and endearing story now continues at the Ambassadors Theatre in early 2023.

What to Watch For:

  • As a child, Rob Madge played Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, the Artful Dodger in Oliver!, and Gavroche in Les Miserables in the West End. Listen out for a Mary Poppins interview in the show.
  • Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, they've starred in Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium, Millennials, and a nationwide tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
  • & Juliet director Luke Sheppard helms My Son’s a Queer.
  • Pippa Cleary writes the My Son’s a Queer music — it's available to listen to on streaming services.
Run time

65 mins

Start date

January 25th, 2023

End date

April 1st, 2023




Ambassadors Theatre



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