WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2
Think Disney theme song goes X Factor winner’s single and you’re halfway there but it’s the lyric urging parents to embrace their child’s queerness which lifts this 1st single from a new musical to much greater heights.
- Read on for reasons including how to see this show and Madge in pantomime this Christmas
Non-binary Rob Madge performed the autobiographical My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) at Battersea’s Turbine Theatre and Edinburgh to much acclaim before its West End transfer for a limited run at the Garrick Theatre this month and next.
Madge is joined by friends including the fabulous Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Cinderella, Turbine Theatre) and it was a lyric he sings (‘Unpack the suitcase and get out the hat, Make magic wands out of any old tat.’) which 1st captured our interest in this debut material from the show.
But it’s the theme of adults finding the joy in the difference of their gay children which is what makes this most special.
We are not ashamed to say we had a lump in our throat with emotion at some of the beautiful sentiments expressed including: ‘There’s joy to be had if you choose to look’ and ‘You raised your children, now let them raise you, open your eyes to a new point of view’.
We hope the rest of the album out 21 October is this good and we can’t wait to see the show also and so look out for a review of it on this site soon.
Madge has also been cast in this year’s annual London Palladium pantomime, Jack And The Beanstalk, starring Dawn French and Julian Clary. Tickets
- Main picture via Facebook courtesy Nimax Theatres Tickets
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