Can you remember your first time? Nathaniel can’t seem to forget his.

Nathaniel Hall presented by Dibby Theatre and Waterside Arts. A co-commission with Curious Arts.

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To be fair, he has had it playing on repeat for the last 15 years.

Now the party is over, the balloons have all burst and he’s left living his best queer life: brunching on pills and Googling kangaroo vaginas, ancient condoms and human cesspits on a weekday morning... or is he?

Fresh from his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe debut, award-winning HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall, Dibby Theatre and Waterside Arts present this ‘hilarious’ and ‘heart breaking’ autobiographical solo show about growing up positive in a negative world.

Join him as he blows the lid on the secret he’s been keeping all these years.

In 2020, First Time writer and star Nathaniel Hall will also appear in Russell T Davies’ brand new Channel 4 drama Boys about AIDS in 1980s Britain. Look out for Donald Bassett in episode three!

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    “Packs an emotional punch that resonates even after you’ve left the theatre.” The Guardian

    “An unabashedly heart on sleeve, crowd-pleasing show but also a crucial one for raising awareness about HIV." Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

    “A truly remarkable story of triumph, I was in awe.” Russell T. Davies

    “Moving and educational.” ★★★★ The Stage

    “Captivating, life-affirming” ★★★★ The List

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