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

Following sold-out runs at the Turbine Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and the Garrick Theatre, Rob Madge brings their triumphant celebration of the ups and downs of raising a queer child back to the West End in 2023 for this strictly limited season.

When Rob was twelve, they attempted a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their grandma. As Rob donned wigs 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. Grandma had a nice time, though.

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is the joyous autobiographical story of social- media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that infamous parade – and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it.

WhatsOnStage Award Winner – Best Off-West End Production 2022.

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


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


Time Out

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


Evening Standard

Book Tickets

25th January- 18th March 2023

Ambassadors Theatre, London