The hit show about staying positive in a negative world is back this Autumn!

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BEST shows at
Edinburgh Fringe 2019 - the Stage

"Packs an emotional punch"

The Guardian

"A heart-on-sleeve crowd-pleasing show"

Lyn Gardner

"A remarkable story of triumph"

Russell T Davies


"Moving and educational"

The Stage


"Compelling, motivating, triumphant"



"One hell of a ride"

Northern Soul


"An autobiographical masterpiece"

Ask The Ushers


"Messy, funny, heartbreaking"

Within Her Words


"Direct from the heart"

Elaine Chapman

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"Captivating, life-affirming"

The List

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"Raw, autobiographical passion"

The Scotsman

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ScotsGay Fringe


"A must see"



"Hope is the beating heart"

Spy in the Stalls


"Heartbreaking and uplifting"




Somewhere LGBT

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"Universal and deeply moving"


"Powerful and passionate"

The Wee Review

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"Gentle and measured"

Reviews Hub

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"Razor sharp"

The Queer Review

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"Tender and real"

EdFest Mag


Written and Performed by Nathaniel Hall

Directed by Chris Hoyle

Design by Irene Jade

Produced by Dibby Theatre

A Waterside Arts Commission

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Image and title design: Lee Baxter

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


Award-winning HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall (It’s a Sin) and Dibby Theatre present their critically acclaimed ‘hilarious’ and ‘heart breaking’ hit autobiographical 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.

First Time in the Media

‘It’s A Sin Star Nathaniel Hall on contracting HIV after having sex for the first time.’

Attitude Magazine

'This Man Became HIV+ Aged 16 When He Lost His Virginity. So He Wrote a Play About It.'
Buzzfeed News

HIV testing rises as ‘It’s A Sin’ becomes C4’s most-watched drama

Channel 4 News

'I contracted HIV at 16 but after starring in It's A Sin I know I am one of the lucky ones'

I Online Op Ed by Nathaniel

'The first time I had sex I contracted HIV'
BBC News Online

It's a Sin star Nathaniel J Hall on contracting HIV as teenager

Sky News

It's A Sin's Nathaniel Hall Talks Effective HIV Treatment & Overcoming Shame of Diagnosis

Lorraine, ITV

The Stigma of HIV at 16

Steph’s Packed Lunch, C4

Television Interviews
BBC Breakfast & Granada Reports

Tour dates for Spring 2022 still available


In Equal Parts is an outreach project developed and delivered alongside First Time.

It aims to educate everybody on modern HIV healthcare and prevention, destigmatise attitudes to the virus and empower people to understand their role in contributing to the UNAIDS goal of ending all new HIV transmissions by 2030.

To date In Equal Parts has engaged 5.7K people in workshops and talks and over 57K online.

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