The news comes following the production’s successful runs at the Turbine Theatre and Edinburgh Festival.
It has been announced that My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?), written and performed by Rob Madge will be transferring to the West End’s Garrick Theatre from the 21st October for a limited season.
When Rob was 12, they attempted to stage a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. As Rob donned a wig 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. Ariel’s bubble gun didn’t even work properly. Grandma had a nice time though.
Directed by Luke Sheppard, the show is the autobiographical story of Rob Madge as they try to recreate that parade – with nothing getting in their way.
Talking about the news, Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of The Turbine Theatre said: “My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) is the epitome of everything I dreamed The Turbine could be. A story of hope and acceptance, a celebration of life and a thrilling adventure rooted in trusting those we collaborate with. It has gone from a DM on Twitter during lockdown, to a fully produced sell out show in our theatre, to a run-a-way Edinburgh Season inside a big purple cow – many awards later, we’re at The Garrick. My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) will play a limited season in the West End this Autumn and we hope that this is the start of many more transfers to come!”
The creative team behind the production includes: Composition by Pippa Cleary, Orchestration by Simon Nathan, Mixing by Chris Fry, Designs by Ryan Dawson Laight, Projection Design by George Reeve, Video Engineering by Neil McDowell Smith and Associate Sound Designs by Anna Short.
My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) will play at the Garrick Theatre from the 21st October until the 6th November. You can book tickets here.