Theatre, Festival

Never the Bride

Organised by: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
Performed by: The Necessary Stage
  • Date:
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Jan 2023
  • Time:
    3:00pm & 8:00pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Annexe Studio
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  • Language:
    In English, with some Mandarin, Malay and Tamil, with open captions in English
  • Admission:
    $24 / $32
  • Advisory:
    18 years old and above


Accessibility features: open captions in English

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 whimsical wedding 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