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”My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?)” extends West End run

Rob Madge in My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?)
Rob Madge in My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?)
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Rob Madge’s My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) has extended its West End run.

The WhatsOnStage Award-winning production was first seen at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, before playing for a fortnight at the Garrick Theatre earlier this year. Featuring recordings from Madge’s childhood, it follows the performer’s attempt to stage a Disney parade in their living room.

Written and performed by Madge (Oliver!, Les Misérables), My Son’s A Queer is directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, In the Heights) with songs by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Age 13 ¾).

It has set and costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight, video design by George Reeve, lighting design by Jai Morjaria, sound design by Tingying Dong, and orchestrations by Simon Nathan.

It received a glowing review from WhatsOnStage last month, being described as: “nimble, jumping from joke to heartbreak in a line, all of which is absolutely landed by Madge’s delivery.”

Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills, the show will now play for a strictly limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End for an additional two weeks, through to 1 April 2023.

Madge said today: “I am overjoyed that this show continues to touch people’s hearts. Our hope is that we welcome many more people through the doors at the Ambassadors Theatre and we see them go home with big smiles on their faces, with the world seeming a little bit brighter.”

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