Rob Madge: My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do)

Theatre (lgbt, storytelling)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
McEwan Halls is a reserved seated venue. Please call the box office if you wish to change your seats after you have booked (subject to availability). You will automatically be given the best available seats at your chosen price. To view the full seating plan and pick specific seats please book via Underbelly directly.
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Description

When Rob was 12, 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. This is the joyous, chaotic, autobiographical story of actor, writer and social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that parade – and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it. Winner of What’s On Stage’s Best Off-West End Production 2022.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time and make yourself know to FOH so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access. There are up to 20 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Starburst Magazine (5/5 stars) about 4 hours ago

An astounding piece of gloriously flamboyant story-telling, with the glitter dialled up to eleven, this is a joyous celebration of queerness, family, and Disney, delivered with love and passion by a person who found the courage to be who they are through the support of others who never doubted the truth of the child they were raising.

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Lost in Theatreland (5/5 stars) 1 day ago

My Son’s a Queer, But What Can You Do? is hands down the best show I’ve seen this year. It’s a genderqueer celebration and reminds us to be who we are and do what makes us happy. It’s endearing, heartwarming and I sobbed throughout.

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The Recs (5/5 stars) 1 day ago

What happens when the magic of childhood is challenged by an inexperienced production team and primary school teachers who just don’t have the artistic vision you do? Social Media sensation Rob Madge has such a tale.

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Fairy Powered Productions (5/5 stars) 2 days ago

This coming of age biopic is truly a thing of beauty

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 5 days ago

Completely and utter joyful, My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do) is a celebration of being your true self.

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