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Greenlit: Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, Channel 4

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical (1 x 60′) – On Saturday 29th March 2014, same-sex marriage will become legal in England and Wales and we are invited to take front row seats at one of the first gay weddings. But this will be an extraordinary ceremony in more ways than one. Grooms Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor are writing and staging their entire wedding as a musical – with sung vows, sung readings and show-stopping ensembles featuring the whole congregation of family, friends and special guests.

Stephen Fry will introduce and commentate during the wedding, which will also feature appearances and songs from some very special surprise guest stars and showbiz legends plus messages sung and spoken from around the world.

This extraordinary TV musical is not only a celebration of Benjamin and Nathan’s relationship, but also bears witness to a major step forward for gay rights that will see more personal parts of the service interwoven with songs about the historical journey to this point, tributes to the other gay and lesbian couples getting married at the first opportunity and reminders of the struggles faced by those in countries where homosexuality is still a crime.

Benjamin is the composer of several documentary musicals including Channel 4’s A1: The Road Musical and Nathan is a musical theatre performer and veteran of many West End shows. They’re composing this, their most ambitious work to date, especially for the day.

Channel: Channel 4

Producer: Wingspan Productions

TX: 2014

Source: Channel 4 press release

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