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Can you remember your first time? Nathaniel Hall doesn’t seem able to forget his. Listed in The Stage as one of the best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, award-winning HIV+ theatre maker Nathaniel Hall’s solo show First Time is about staying positive in a negative world.

Programmed in partnership with Curious Arts, this hilarious yet heartbreaking autobiographical show comes to Newcastle’s Northern Stage on Wednesday 12th February, and explores the intervening years since that first time – fifteen years of, in his words, “brunching on pills and Googling kangaroo vaginas, ancient condoms and human cesspits on a weekday morning…”

Now the party’s over, he’s left living his best queer life; a day to day life that he shares so openly with the audience. It’s a rare insight into what it is to live as HIV+ in the modern world.

Prepare yourselves for a surprise though; Nathaniel is about to blow the lid on the secret he’s been keeping all these years that he’s now ready to share with his audience. Maybe when you’re defined as HIV+, that is all that people see and yet there is so much more beneath the surface just waiting to be discovered.

First Time is at Northern Stage, Newcastle on Wednesday 12th February

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