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

quotesAsset 1.png
V20_PickOfSummerhall.png

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

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"Moving and educational"

The Stage

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"Compelling, motivating, triumphant"

BroadwayBaby

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"One hell of a ride"

Northern Soul

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"An autobiographical masterpiece"

Ask The Ushers

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"Messy, funny, heartbreaking"

Within Her Words

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"Direct from the heart"

Elaine Chapman

4 star rating.png

"Captivating, life-affirming"

The List

4 star rating.png

"Raw, autobiographical passion"

The Scotsman

4 star rating.png

"Captivating"

ScotsGay Fringe

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"A must see"

ThreeWeeks

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"Hope is the beating heart"

Spy in the Stalls

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"Heartbreaking and uplifting"

BroadwayWorldUK

star-with-transparent-background-44.png

"Captivating"

Somewhere LGBT

4 star rating.png

"Universal and deeply moving"

Attitude

"Powerful and passionate"

The Wee Review

4 star rating.png

"Gentle and measured"

Reviews Hub

4 star rating.png
4 star rating.png

"Razor sharp"

The Queer Review

4 star rating.png

"Tender and real"

EdFest Mag

FT_strap.png

Written and Performed by Nathaniel Hall

Directed by Chris Hoyle

Design by Irene Jade

Produced by Dibby Theatre

A Waterside Arts Commission

First Time Hero Image

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.

Thursday 7 October, 7:45pm

Yvonne Arnaud

theatre (Mill Studio)

Guildford

Thursday 14 October, 7:30pm

The Spring

Havant

Monday 18 October, 8pm

Norwich Theatre Playhouse

Norwich

Thursday 28 October, 7:30pm

Hat factory arts centre

Luton

Wednesday 3 November, 7:30pm

The Civic

Barnsley

Monday 8  November, 7:30pm

the old courts

Wigan

Friday 8 October, 9pm

Mercury Theatre

Colchester

Friday 15 October, 7:30pm

Quay Arts

Isle of Wight

Tuesday 19 October, 8pm

The North Wall

Oxford

Friday 29 October, 8pm

Theatre Royal

(Ustinov studio)

Bath

Thursday 4 November, 7:30pm

Arena Theatre

Wolverhampton

(BSL Signed and Audio Described)

Tuesday 16 November, 7:30pm

Square Chapel

Halifax

Sat 9 - Sun 10 October, 7:30pm

The Gulbenkian

Canterbury

Saturday 16 October, 7:30pm

Pound Arts

Corsham

Thursday 21 October, 7:30pm

Unity

Liverpool

Tuesday 2 November, 7:45pm

Cast

Doncaster

Saturday 6 November, 7:45pm

Belgrade Theatre

Coventry

Wed 17 November, 7:45pm

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield

Fri 19 - Sat 20 November, 8pm

The Crucible

(Studio)

Sheffield

Tues 30 November -

Sat 4 December, Various Times

Contact

Manchester

(BSL Signed, Captioned and Socially Distanced Performances)

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

venues and dates
IEP_stack.png

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.

4CD6F2E8-21A1-4AD6-B5BE-322914E8CD26.jpe
Dibby Logo White Text.png
lottery_Logo_Black RGB.png
Waterside_black.png
CIT_Logo_black 2.png
logo.png