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

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
My Son's A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) at HOME
Image courtesy of Mark Senior.

My Son's A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) at HOME Manchester, Manchester 25 August 2024 Tickets from £26.20 — Book now

The glittering award-winning theatre show, My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) takes centre stage at HOME this summer, ahead of Manchester’s PRIDE celebrations this August.

Written and performed by the hugely multi-talented theatre-maker Rob Madge, My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?), is a musical memoir and a joyous tale about acceptance and identity, and the power of unconditional familial love.

The show has garnered widespread acclaim since it was first performed at the Turbine Theatre, London in 2021. Following a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022, a national tour and two hugely successful West End runs, this cult sensation evolved into a Whats On Stage award-winning and Olivier Award-nominated production.

A triumphant and hilarious celebration of identity and creativity, My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is an autobiographical coming-of-age story inspired by real home videos from Rob Madge’s childhood.

When Madge was 12, they attempted to recreate a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. Madge multi-roled as Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle while their Dad stepped up to play Stage Manager, Sound Tech and Goofy. Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues, the costumes went awry and Ariel’s bubble gun malfunctioned. Grandma still enjoyed the performance though.

Tracing the beginnings of their love for theatre, My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) centres around the recreation of Madge’s childhood Disney parade.

Taking audiences on an inspirational journey of laughter and unwavering family love and acceptance, My Son’s A Queer is a must-see at HOME this August.

My Son's A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) at HOME Manchester, Manchester 25 August 2024 Tickets from £26.20 Book now

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