My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) on Broadway Tickets
About My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) on Broadway
My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is Broadway's new celebration of queerness, acceptance, and family as created by non-binary theatre performer Rob Madge. Fresh off an award-winning U.K. circuit, Madge's show parades into the Lyceum Theatre in New York, showmanship and glamorous costumes in tow.
As a kid, the Disney- and theatre-loving Madge liked to perform for their family — even trying to stage a full-on Disney parade in the living room. As Madge recreates that attempt on stage in My Son’s a Queer, they share how their family's acceptance of their theatrical interests led them to support Madge's queerness as they grew up.
Madge teamed up with songwriter Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake-Off Musical) to create My Son’s a Queer, which went on to win the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Show in 2022 and earn a 2023 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play.
My Son's a Queer highlights
My Son's a Queer is just the latest credit in Madge's long theatre career, as they made their professional debut in London's West End at age 9. This solo show is already a hit in London, having run at various West End and Off-West End theatres in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Madge also performed My Son's a Queer at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the show sold out its run.
- My Son's a Queer transcends binaries. The show is not a traditional play or musical, but rather a multimedia spectacular that combines elements of storytelling, songs, and digital content (like VHS home videos) in its 75 minutes.
- Madge's childhood comes alive. The home videos are actual VHS tapes of a young Madge, and multiple props they use on stage are items their family gave or made them as a child.
- My Son's a Queer earned rave reviews. London Theatre hailed the show as a "celebration of being your best and truest self," and Time Out raved, "You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more joyous, life-affirming show."