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Preview: Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

One gay couple transforms their dream wedding into a flamboyant TV musical, obviously...

Channel 4 is making quite the noise at 10pm tonight with Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, offering front row seats to the first aired gay wedding since it’s legalisation on Saturday 29 March 2014.

If you haven’t heard the news yet (and if you haven’t we don’t have a clue where you’ve been) but same-sex marriage is now legal! And one couple in particular decided to transform their dream wedding into a flamboyantly composed TV musical on this once-thought impossible day.

The grooms to be, Benjamin Hill and Nathan Taylor, wrote and staged the whole ceremony on Saturday – and none other than Stephen Fry commentates from the London’s Alexandra Palace.

The loving couple both make a living from music and performance so it only seemed fitting that they make this their biggest show yet. The songs tell the tale of the pair’s long journey and 12 year relationship up until this point, how romantic!

Benjamin and Nathan say to Channel 4, “We’ve been together for nearly 12 years, and never thought we’d get the chance to get married, for real. Doing what we both do for a living has meant that we’ve spent our entire lives expressing emotion through song, so getting married in a musical, particularly one that we’re writing ourselves, felt like the most natural thing in the world."

It truly is the wedding of the century, and a step forward in gay rights and gay history. It isn’t just a celebration of a historic landmark and the coming together of two men in love; it pays tribute to the countries that are yet to reach the point of same-sex marriage acceptance. Every part of the wedding is sung, including the readings, the reception and the vows, so have your vocal cords at the ready.

The special guest appearances and performances lined up will have your hips already shaking with excitement. Stars such as Gok Wan, The Feeling, The London Gay Men’s Chorus, Andy Bell, Sharon D Clarke, Boy George, Olivia Newton-John, Will Young, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, Paul O’Grady and many more will be showing their face throughout the show.

We’re expecting a lot of smiles, laughs, and no doubt a few tears shed. Take a look at the video below to see a little preview of tonight’s show and dance.

Words: Darrell Larkin

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