My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?)
Lyceum Theatre, Broadway

Following sold-out and critically acclaimed runs in London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Olivier Award nominated play My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) starring writer and performer Rob Madge, will arrive on Broadway this spring at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th St.) for 16 weeks only!

This hilarious, poignant, and infectiously joyous one-person play follows the journey of a family as they explore their son’s love for all things Disney, theatre, and their identity as a Queer human. As much a hilarious ode to musical theatre and VHS tapes as it is the power of a family’s acceptance, the production beautifully weaves together themes of love and self-discovery with a pop-culture love-in for fairy tale fanboy/girls (and everyone in between).

Rob Madge (they/them) is a theatre maker, writer and actor who began working professionally in theatre at the age of 9, having spent the majority of their childhood forcing their family to help them put on shows in the living room. Select theater credits include Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), Macbeth (Gielgud Theatre), Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), and Les Misérables (25th Anniversary International Tour and Concert).

My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is written by Rob Madge, directed by Luke Sheppard (&Juliet), and features songs by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical). The production also features scenic and costumes by Ryan Dawson Laight (Torch Song at The Turbine Theatre, London), lighting by Jai Morjaria (Othello at Lyttleton Theatre), sound by Tingying Dong (The Crucible at Gielgud Theatre), video by George Reeve (Old Friends), and orchestrations by Simon Nathan (Brexit: The Musical at Edinburgh Fringe).

My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is produced on Broadway by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, and Peter Stern

by arrangement with Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills.

Written and performed by

Rob Madge

Directed by

Luke Sheppard 

Songs by

Pippa Cleary 

Set and Costume Design by

Ryan Dawson Laight

Video Design by

George Reeve

Lighting Design by

Jai Morjaria

Sound Design by

Tingying Dong

Orchestration by

Simon Nathan

UK Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘A joyous, life affirming show’

Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘A joyful letter to self-expression’

Evening Standard

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “As pure an expression of familial love as it is possible to see. Beautifully expressive”. The Reviews Hub

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“More people need to be swept away by this jubilant and moving story” – Theatre and Tonic

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Triumphant and transformative, both funny and deeply moving” – The Stage

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“A uniquely joyous musical that invites you to be part of a very special family, one that allows you to look back to your own childhood and to rekindle your own dreams” – Theatre Weekly


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