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Someone Made A Musical About The Massively Long Queue To View The Queen—And It's Genius

Someone Made A Musical About The Massively Long Queue To View The Queen—And It's Genius

Mourners of the late Queen Elizabeth II have flocked from all over to pay their respects as her body is lying in state within the high timbered vaulted roof of London's historic Westminster Hall.

The line of mourners has stretched up to five miles and for over 10 hours–which media from around the world have extensively covered in live broadcasts.

In deference to her passing, non-binary British actor Rob Madge injected some levity in a time of grief with a musical video parodying the mania surrounding the dedicated crowd of people queued up to bid farewell to the longest-ruling British monarch.

In The Queue–The Musical, Madge portrays a variety of characters from all walks of life singing an original prologue.

You can watch their clip here.

The reviews were in and they were mostly glowing.

People shared their favorite moments.

Even the choreography caught on with fans.

Even though it received mostly favorable reviews, there were some minor notes.

The Queen's funeral on Monday will be considered a public holiday and many businesses in the UK are expected to close.

The decision was met with backlash, with many complaining the enforced period of mourning was being taken too far.

Examples that led to the public's frustration included the 24-hour closing of Center Parcs–a popular chain of British vacation resorts which was forced to reverse their decision after much backlash; hospitals canceling medical appointments so staff can watch live coverage of the funeral; and the canceling or rescheduling of dozens of flights at Heathrow Airport to ensure near silence over London on the day of the funeral.

Madge attended Sylvia Young Theatre School from 2007–2012, studied Drama at Ashbourne College from 2012–2014, and performed in various theatrical shows in London's West End.

They made their West End debut at the age of 9 as Michael Banks in the original London production of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre from 2005 to 2007.

They went on to perform other high-profile child roles, including the revival of Oliver as the Artful Dodger, Gavroche in Les Misérables, and Reginald in Matilda.

Their biggest success to date was when they premiered their autobiographical show, My Son's a Queer But What Can You Do? a coming of age story in which a young Madge attempts to stage a one-person Disney show at home and explores their inspiring discovery of identifying as non-binary.