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Stephen Fry to narrate UK’s first ‘musical’ gay wedding

Stephen Fry to narrate UK’s first ‘musical’ gay wedding

Gay British presenter, writer and wit Stephen Fry is to narrate one of the UK’s first ‘musical’ gay wedding.

The first British gay couples will be walking down the aisle at 31 March after England and Wales were the first in the UK to legalize equal marriage.

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, a 60-minute TV special broadcast on Channel 4, will celebrate the legal victory.

West End star Nathan Taylor and composer Benjamin Till are writing the music and lyrics for the nuptials, which will be sung during vows and readings.

The musical will reportedly feature guest stars and showbiz legends, accompanied by Fry’s commentary and introductions.

John Hay, commissioning editor for arts at Channel 4, said: ‘We are proud to be marking a huge milestone for gay rights – a cause that has long been close to Channel 4’s heart.’

Channel 4 were one of the most vocal television stations that spoke out against Russia’s anti-gay laws. They released a hilarious advert that aired daily during the Sochi Olympics.

Fry, a supporter of same-sex marriage, was deeply opposed to the homophobia spouted by some politicians during the fight for equality.

‘At least 270 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behavior but only one species of animal ever, so far as we know, has exhibited homophobic behavior – and that’s the human being,’ he said in an Out4Marriage video.

‘Ask yourself what is really natural.’

Check out Channel 4’s ‘Gay Mountain’ advert below: