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My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?)

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Booking from
Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Booking until
Saturday, 1 April 2023

Running time
75 mins

Performance Times

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My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?)

My Son’s a Queer But What Can You Do enjoyed sold-out runs at Edinburgh’s Turbine Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and the Garrick. Now Rob Madge brings this triumphant celebration of raising a gay child back to the West End in 2023 for a strictly limited season, on at the Ambassadors Theatre from Wednesday 25th January to Saturday 18th March 2023. This is the joyful autobiographical story of the social-media sensation Rob Madge, recreating the journey to that infamous parade... and this time nobody’s going to rain on it!

The fun is written and performed by Rob Madge and directed by Luke Sheppard, with songs by Pippa Cleary, Set and Costume Design by Ryan Dawson Laight and Video Designby George Reeve. The Lighting Design is by Jai Morjaria, Sound Design by Tingying Dong and Orchestration by Simon Nathan. Presented by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills, this is the WhatsOnStage Award Winner - Best Off-West End Production 2022. If you love to leave the theatre feeling uplifted, this one’s for you.

Audience Latest Reviews

Reviews Summary based on 12 reviews

What to expect








Young Couples:

A great and intimate show about growing up gay
Very well written and acted. Hilariously funny. Resonated with my childhood!!
Roger, 17 Mar 2023
Chock full of sincere emotion
Mike, 04 Mar 2023
Best show in London!
I've seen it 4 times and I am an 80 year old Grandma! I love Rob, and I apologize for bad teachers.
Mary Ann, 03 Mar 2023
Moved to tears
I went with my queer teenager (14) on a city trip to London. We are from the Netherlands and wanted to see the musical Heathers. Since we enjoyed that immensely we decided to see another show and stumbled across this one. My child enjoyed the show (and the audience!) and felt so in place there. But being Dutch, some of the jokes were a bit lost on them. For me though, a mother of a (sometimes) struggling queer child, this show moved me to tears. It was so relatable and recognisable. I will remember this for a very long time to come.
Renske, 01 Mar 2023
Pleasantly surprised
We sat front row circle which was perfect but could have bought a slightly cheaper ticket which would have just as good a view. Beautiful theatre and although the show was quite short it would have lost it’s impetus if it were any longer. Robert Madge was gloriously entertaining in every aspect. The addition of the home movies really helped to create the story. A great way to spend an afternoon
Catherine, 19 Feb 2023
F***ing Fabulous!
Best show I’ve seen in a long time. Deserved a much longer run — as in permanent run! Everyone NEEDS to see this show.
Lorna, 06 Nov 2022
Just fantastic and heart tugging!
Fantastic show with great story line. A must see show that will have you laughing and feeling a bit tearful too. Really brilliant!
Lynne, 28 Oct 2022
One man show about growing up an only child who felt different from his class. A back ground of hilarious videos from his childhood. Very funny and tender about bullying and coming of age. Obviously came from a loving family who always stood by him. Only lasted an hour but was fast moving and entertaining. The actor was tremendous
Douglas, 26 Oct 2022