My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do? (West End)
Ends Apr 01 1h 5m
My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do? (West End)

My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do? (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(168 Reviews)
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting

About the Show

Rob Madge's Olivier Award-nominated autobiographical comedy musical returns to the West End.

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Member Reviews (168)

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525 Reviews | 82 Followers
Must see, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a delightful look at a queer man's life growing up.You will fall in love with his parents.

Don't see it if you are homophobic.Actually you really should see it.Open your eyes & accept that people are people no matter who they love.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want an enchanting evening in a theatre that will leave your heart full

Don't see it if you prefer your world in black and white

117 Reviews | 11 Followers
Relevant, Entertaining, Great writing, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if A wonderful enchanting show to put a huge smile on your face.

Don't see it if No Reason

103 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You have an hour spare, and like good small scale musical theatre shows. Very good for parents of curious and artistic children, or adults

Don't see it if You’re not into lgbtq theatre and issues.

87 Reviews | 9 Followers
Must see, Hilarious, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love an emotional rollercoaster

Don't see it if your not human

83 Reviews | 3 Followers
Celebratory, Joyous, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy an uplifting LGBTQ narrative with many childhood anecdotes of playing the star in Disney films & family playing all other roles

Don't see it if your mind isn’t open.

67 Reviews | 6 Followers
Quirky, Profound, Must see, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to see a rollercoaster of a play that is laugh out loud funny and will also bring you to tears

Don't see it if You don't have a soul or something...

54 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ridiculous, Cliched, Cringe

See it if You like cliché and campy shows better suited to a cabaret club

Don't see it if You hate cabaret shows, feels very dated and misses the mark

Critic Reviews (11)

February 2nd, 2023

“The production ... will leave audiences laughing and crying but buoyed with a sense of belonging...This is, undoubtedly, a five-star production packed with heart - and I doubt this is the last time we'll see Rob (or their writing) on the West End.”
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The Stage (UK)
February 2nd, 2023

“Madge underlines the importance of a parent’s support when raising a child...the show has almost evolved into a metaphor for the spirit and strength of the theatrical community in the face of adversity. ”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
February 1st, 2023

“My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is a uniquely joyous musical that invites you to be part of a very special family, one that allows you to look back to your own childhood and to rekindle your own dreams. It might even encourage you to wish upon a star – but remember, the star of this show is without a doubt, Rob Madge.”
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Everything Theatre (UK)
February 8th, 2023

"This is a tale that challenges societal prejudice but it is also a story that entwines unwavering family love and support with a celebration of just being who you are. "
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February 2nd, 2023

“The power of ’My Son's A Queer’ is that it carries forth the defiance against this homophobic expectation that queer kids should hide themselves away until they fit.”
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West End Best Friend
February 3rd, 2023

“ ‘My Sons a Queer’ is a must-see for all audiences. There’s something in there that touches the heart of everyone, no matter their background...It deserves all the recognition it gets and more and we hope to see it continue to grow in the future.”
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The London Evening Standard
October 24th, 2022
For a previous production

"Madge has a strong voice and writes witty lyrics, but the tunes are generic inspirational ballads. These are minor quibbles, though, with a charming piece of work that clearly strikes a deep chord."
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The Times (UK)
October 24th, 2022
For a previous production

"It may not dig very deep, but the audience whooped, screamed and shouted. In the end, it’s as much a therapy session as a one-person show."
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