Three queer Singaporean men cast a little gay spell, don their bridal veils, and embark on a whirlwind journey towards matrimony. They dream through the past, the present and an imagined future to discover what a big,fat, fabulously gay wedding would look like for them!
In a country where the legal right to marriage is denied to the queer community, these individuals navigate the political, social, cultural,and personal reality of their lives, along with saying “yes” to whimsicalwedding fantasies. “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” Is that the ultimate ultimatum, or is there a possible way to find marital bliss amidst the chaos?
Devised and performed by Ryan Ang, Fadhil Daud and Rajkumar Thiagaras, Never the Bride was first created and presented at the Devising with Actors and Playwrights programme as part of The Necessary Stage’s Devising Platform in 2021.
Never the Bride is a Fringe Commission of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2023.
Directed by Alvin Tan
Playwright/Co-Creator/Performer: Rajkumar Thiagaras
Choreographer/Co-Creator/Performer: Ryan Ang
Co-Creator/Performer: Fadhil Daud
Scenographer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Sound Designer: Ng Jing
Composer: Emily Wong
Multimedia Designer: Genevieve Peck