We wouldn’t normally announce a work-in-progress but this one’s special. Alana Valentine has been making work with communities for decades but for this show she needs your help. Alana’s mother and stepfather were married at Wayside Chapel when she was just a little girl. That’s her there in the picture.

Now Alana wants to hear from anyone who was married at Wayside Chapel and has a story to share. She’ll be interviewing people and conducting community forums throughout 2020 and developments in 2021 building their stories into a new work exploring the radical contribution of this mighty little chapel on a Kings Cross side street for a world premiere at another rag tag organisation in a Surry Hills side street…

Tell Us Your Story

As part of Alana’s process of developing Wayside Bride she wants to hear from anyone who was married at, or who has a connection to a marriage at Wayside Chapel. Tell your story below and it will be sent to Alana. Feel free to attach any photos or documents you feel might be useful.

Click here to tell your story.


Wayside Bride was commissioned and developed by Belvoir with the assistance of Wayside Chapel, the City of Sydney and Griffin Theatre Company.