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

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BEST shows at
Edinburgh Fringe 2019 - the Stage

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"Packs an emotional punch"

The Guardian

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

Lyn Gardner

"A remarkable story of triumph"

Russell T Davies

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"Moving and educational"

The Stage

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"An award-winning masterpiece"

Liverpool Echo

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"An essential piece of theatre"

British Theatre Guide

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"Compelling, motivating, triumphant"

BroadwayBaby

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"Humanity and humility are the heart"

NorthWestEnd

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"A must see"

ThreeWeeks

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"Heartbreaking and uplifting"

BroadwayWorldUK

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"One hell of a ride"

Northern Soul

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"An autobiographical masterpiece"

Ask The Ushers

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"Messy, funny, heartbreaking"

Within Her Words

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"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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"Captivating"

ScotsGay Fringe

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"Hope is the beating heart"

Spy in the Stalls

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"Universal and deeply moving"

Attitude

"Gentle and measured"

Reviews Hub

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"Captivating"

Somewhere LGBT

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"Razor sharp"

The Queer Review

"Powerful and passionate"

The Wee Review

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"Tender and real"

EdFest Mag

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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.

venues and dates

Tues 30 November -

Sat 4 December, Various Times

Contact

Manchester

(BSL Signed, Captioned and Socially Distanced Performances)

Friday 21 January, TBC

Gala Theatre

Durham

Coming Soon

Saturday 5 February, TBC

Lighthouse Theatre

Poole

Coming Soon

Saturday 19 February, TBC

Key Theatre

Peterborough

Coming Soon

Wednesday 2 February, TBC

The Old Courts

Wigan

Coming soon

Wed 9 - Sat 12 Feb, 7:30pm + Sun 13, 5pm

The Pleasance

London

20% off until 1 Jan with code EARLYFIRSTTIME

Thur 3 - Sun 6 March, TBC

Theatre by the lake

Keswick

Coming Soon

Thursday 3 February, TBC

The Junction

Goole

Coming Soon

Tuesday 15 February, TBC

Theatre Royal (Ustinov Studio)

Bath

Coming Soon

Fri 11 and Sat 12 March, TBC

Tobacco Factory Theatre

Bristol

Coming Soon
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

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Tour dates for Spring 2022 still available

First Time Fringe 2019 - Credit Andrew P
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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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