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The Olivier nominated show will embark on a seven-stop tour this summer.

Rob Madge in My Son's a Queer Mark Senior

Rob Madge will bring their solo show My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) back to the people of the U.K. later this summer.

The Olivier nominated My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) will embark on a five-stop tour throughout July, playing Leicester, Birmingham, Coventry, Liverpool, and Derby before returning to the Edinburgh Fringe in August at Underbelly’s largest venue at the Fringe, the grand McEwan Hall. Following the production's Fringe return, the show will play one final tour stop in Manchester.

The play centers on Madge (Oliver!, Les Misérables) at age 12 as they attempt to create a full-scale Disney parade in their house for their grandmother.

READ: How Rob Madge's Family Fostered a Joyously Queer Coming-of-Age

Originally scheduled to begin previews on Broadway February 27 at the Lyceum Theatre, the production's Atlantic transfer was delayed to next season, at a yet-to-be-announced theatre.

Madge will present a brand-new show, Rob Madge's Regards to Broadway, in May. Set to play London's Garrick Theatre for two performances on May 26, the piece will mark Madge's West End return after My Son's A Queer enjoyed a sold out and awarded multi-theatre run.

Directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet), My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) premiered at London's Turbine Theatre in 2021 before becoming a sell-out at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. West End bows followed in 2022 and 2023, earning a 2023 Olivier nomination. A cast recording was released in 2022.

My Son's a Queer features songs by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical), scenic and costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight, lighting design by Jai Morjaria, sound design by Tingying Dong, video design by George Reeve, and orchestrations by Simon Nathan. The Broadway production is produced by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, and Peter Stern, by arrangement with Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills.

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