The Georgian Theatre Royal was the surprise venue for a wedding that will be screened as part of CBBC’s popular reality TV series – Marrying Mum and Dad – on Friday 28 September at 5.30pm.
The show, now in its seventh series, sees children tasked with organising a wedding for their unmarried parents or step-parents. The bride and groom know that they are going to get married but don’t find out what their kids have planned until the Big Day arrives.
All aspects of the day are chosen by the youngsters, from the venue, transport and entertainment to the dress code and cake. They are helped to orchestrate the event by TV presenters, Ed Petrie and Naomi Wilkinson.
10-year-old Gabriel wanted his Mum and Dad to have a Musical-themed wedding and along with his two friends Martha and Molly picked The Georgian Theatre Royal as the perfect venue. The building was decorated with film posters and the guests dressed in 1940s costumes to welcome Mark and Michelle to the historic stage where they took their vows amid much showbiz-style razzmatazz.
“The Georgian Theatre is a popular venue for weddings which range from formal ceremonies to fun-style events,” said Chief Executive Clare Allen. “We always do our best to provide exactly the character and style of wedding that people want and it is not unusual to have themed occasions. One wedding was in the style of the Muppet Show complete with Miss Piggy and Kermit in the boxes, and grooms often choose to enter the stage via the original trap doors.
Episode 15, Series 7 featuring The Georgian Theatre Royal is currently available to view on BBCiPlayer until 21 October.