Never The Bride

Presented by The Necessary Stage In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
The Necessary Stage (Singapore)

4 – 8 Jan 2023

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1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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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.



R18 (Homosexual Theme)
Admission Age:
18 and above
Language: English, with some Mandarin, Malay and Tamil
Surtitle Language: English
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Date & Time

Open Captioning

4 Jan 2023, Wed


Esplanade Annexe Studio

5 Jan 2023, Thu


Esplanade Annexe Studio

6 Jan 2023, Fri


Esplanade Annexe Studio

7 Jan 2023, Sat


Esplanade Annexe Studio


Esplanade Annexe Studio

8 Jan 2023, Sun


Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $32 $24

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