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First Time

Nathaniel Hall

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

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Can you remember your first time?
In this hilarious and heartbreaking true story, theatre-maker and activist Nathaniel Hall can't seem to forget his. To be fair, he's had it playing on repeat for the last fifteen years… but now he's ready to lift the lid on his life-changing secret.
First presented by Dibby Theatre and Waterside Arts, First Time went on to critical and audience acclaim on tour of the UK and at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It smashes through the stigma and shame of HIV, to present an uplifting and inspirational guide to staying positive in a negative world.
This edition features the full script of First Time and colour production photographs, alongside extensive material about HIV/AIDS and the themes and issues explored in the play, including several workshop plans which can be used with students and community groups.
'An unabashedly heart-on-sleeve, crowd-pleasing show but also a crucial one for raising awareness about HIV' Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
'Packs an emotional punch that resonates even after you've left the theatre'Guardian
'A truly remarkable story of triumph. I was in awe'Russell T Davies
Available since: 11/26/2020.
Print length: 116 pages.

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