First Time at Contact

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
First Time at Contact
Image courtesy of Lee Baxter.

First Time at Contact Theatre, Manchester, 30 November–4 December 2021, from £10.00 - Book now

Conceived, written and performed by theatre-maker and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall (It’s A Sin), First Time is an autobiographical show that smashes through the stigma of HIV.

A one-man theatre show – funny, frank and unapologetic.

Everything in this show is true. Exploring one young man’s experiences of contracting HIV after the first time he had sex when he was 16, the story is told through a series of personal memoirs, poems and confessions. First Time is a one-man theatre show – funny, frank and unapologetic – about growing up gay and being HIV+ in a straight, HIV- world.

The performance seeks to radically change public attitudes to HIV.

Packing a punch with its messaging, the performance accompanies Nathaniel’s continued drive to break down the stigma associated with HIV through talks, participatory projects, education and outreach. Blending arts with activism, First Time seeks to radically change public attitudes to HIV while advocating better representations of HIV in popular culture.

First Time was originally commissioned by Waterside Arts and Creative Industries Trafford and is supported by Arts Council England.

First Time at Contact Theatre, Manchester

30 November–4 December 2021
From £10.00

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