My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) – 2024 Tour

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)

Cast & Creative

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

Book Tickets

15 – 17 Jul

COVENTRY Belgrade Theatre

18 – 20 Jul

LIVERPOOL Everyman & Playhouse

22 – 24 Jul

DERBY Derby Theatre

1 – 16 Aug

EDINBURGH Underbelly Bristo Square

19 – 25 Aug


8 – 10 Jul


11 – 13 Jul

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham Hippodrome