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Your son's a queer? Let's have a parade


Rob Madge in My Son's a Queer (but what can you do?)

The award-winning show My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) comes to HOME Manchester from August 19-25, ahead of Manchester PRIDE.

Written and performed by social media sensation Rob Madge, who has appeared in the national tour of Bedknobs & Broomsticks, as well as Jack & the Beanstalk and Peter Pan at the London Palladium, My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) has received widespread acclaim, evolving from cult sensation to Olivier-nominated show.

Originating at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, the show 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.

The 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, he attempted to stage a full-blown Disney parade for his grandmother. As Madge donned a wig and played Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, his father doubled as Stage Manager, Sound Technician and Goofy. Unfortunately, dad missed all his cues and pushed the floats in the wrong direction. mum mistook Aladdin for Ursula, the costumes went awry Ariel's bubble gun didn't work properly...

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is a joyful autobiographical story of Madge, who sets out to recreate that infamous parade with laughter and the occasional mishap.


Info and tickets here

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