My Son's a Queer, (But what can you do?)

My Son's a Queer, (But what can you do?)

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Ambassadors Theatre
Wed 25 Jan - Sat 1 Apr 2023
Closed
Following sold-out runs at the Turbine Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and the Garrick Theatre, Rob Madge brings their triumphant celebration of the ups and downs of raising a queer child back to the West End in 2023 for this strictly limited season.
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Ambassadors Theatre

Wed 25 Jan - Sat 1 Apr 2023
West St, London WC2H 9ND
1 hour 15 minutes with no interval
Mon - Wed and Fri - Sat at 19:30
Thu at 14:30 and 19:30
Sat at 16:00
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Why go and see it?

WhatsOnStage Award Winner - Best Off-West End Production 2022.

When Rob was twelve, 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. Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. Mum mistook Aladdin for Ursula. The costumes went awry. Grandma had a nice time, though.

My Son's a Queer, (But what can you do?)

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is the joyous autobiographical story of social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that infamous parade – and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it.

"...it encapsulates what it means to be a family, in my eyes." - creator Rob Madge

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Written and performed by Rob Madge

Directed by Luke Sheppard

Songs by Pippa Cleary

Set and Costume Design by Ryan Dawson Laight

Video Designby George Reeve

Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria

Sound Design by Tingying Dong

Orchestration by Simon Nathan

Presented by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills

What the critics say

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more joyous, life-affirming show in the West End right now than this one
- Time Out
A joyful letter to self-expression
- Evening Standard

Ambassadors Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9ND
Leicester Square
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Sales for future shows end 60 minutes before each performance; from 60 minutes prior until curtain time only sales for the upcoming performance can be made. Please note this venue is card only.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

The Ambassadors Theatre opened on 5th June 1913. The theatre presented Deburau in 1921 which saw Ivor Novello making his first stage appearance, Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones starring Paul Robeson, The Mask of Virtue in 1935 which saw the West End stage debut of a 22 year old Vivien Leigh and Spring Meeting in 1938 with Margaret Rutherford.

Britain's longest running production The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie opened at The Ambassadors on 25th November 1952 and played here until its 21st Birthday in 1974 when it transferred next door to the larger St Martin's Theatre.

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Ambassadors Theatre

Wed 25 Jan - Sat 1 Apr 2023
West St, London WC2H 9ND
1 hour 15 minutes with no interval
Mon - Wed and Fri - Sat at 19:30
Thu at 14:30 and 19:30
Sat at 16:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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