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Written and performed by Rob Madge and directed by Luke Sheppard, the award-winning My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is back for 2024.

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 and Ariel’s bubble gun didn’t work properly. Grandma had a nice time though.

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) celebrates the joy and chaos of raising a queer child and is testament to the power of unconditional familial love.

Once a cult sensation, Madge’s show has grown in stature to become WhatsOnStage Award winning and Olivier Award nominated and now due to public demand is set to embark on a brand new national tour visiting seven brand new venues.

Originating at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, it had a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival in 2022, followed by a national tour and then two West End runs. Three years on, join social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that parade – and this time, nobody, no, NOBODY is gonna rain on it!

Written and performed by Rob Madge
Directed by Luke Sheppard
Music by Pippa Cleary
Scenic and Costume Design by Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria
Sound Design by Tingying Dong
Video Design by George Reeve
Orchestrations by Simon Nathan

Price

Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 75 minutes

Age guidance

12+ Contains some swearing, a fair bit of precociousness and scenes of utter joy. May cause happiness!

Performances

Performances

Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.

FRIENDS

£5 off, price band A
Limited availability

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion

CLICK HERE for more information on our Assisted Performances

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

The Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open before the show and during the interval for hot and cold drinks, snacks or a quick and tasty bite to eat.

The Kiosks

You’ll find kiosks in the foyers selling a range of confectionery, Marshfield ice creams (which can also be pre-ordered) and chilled soft drinks as well as the current show programme.

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