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

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?)
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Rob Madge's Olivier Award-nominated autobiographical comedy musical My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do?
Rob Madge in My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do? © Mark Senior

HOME are thrilled to announce the sensational, award-winning production My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) will take the stage this summer ahead of Manchester PRIDE, as the acclaimed production makes its glittering debut in Manchester between Mon 19 Aug – Sun 25 Aug.

Written and performed by the multi-talented, social media sensation Rob Madge (Bedknobs & Broomsticks (national tour), Jack & the BeanstalkPeter Pan (London Palladium)) and directed by Luke Sheppard (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Ambassadors Theatre, London), The Da Vinci Code (UK tour)), My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) has garnered widespread acclaim, evolving from a cult sensation to a WhatsOnStage award-winning and Olivier Award nominated production.

Originating at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, this must-see production went on to enjoy a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival in 2022, followed by successful national tours and two acclaimed West End runs. This triumphant and hilarious celebration of identity and creativity spotlights the joy and chaos of raising a queer child and is testament to the power of unconditional familial love.

When Rob Madge was 12, they attempted to stage a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. As Madge donned a wig 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 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?) is the joyous autobiographical story of Madge as they set out to recreate that infamous parade, inviting audiences on a journey filled with laughter, love, and the occasional mishap.

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