First Time

3rd February

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The hit show about staying positive in a negative world comes to Goole.

By Nathaniel Hall
Presented by Dibby Theatre,
A Waterside Arts Commission

Written and Performed By Nathaniel Hall
Directed by Chris Hoyle
Design by Irene Jade

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 Channel 4) 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.

A Waterside Arts Commission supported by Arts Council England.


Suitable for ages 14+

Ticket Prices

Ticket info: £13 / £10 under 26

Content Guidance:
Scenes of recreational drug use, strong language and references to sexual grooming.
Includes strobe light and use of sudden loud sounds.

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“A truly remarkable story of triumph, I was in awe.”
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“Packs and emotional punch that resonates even after you’ve left the theatre.”
- The Guardian

“An unabashedly heart on sleeve, crowd-pleasing show but also a crucial one for raising awareness about HIV."
- Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

"An Essential Piece of Theatre"

- British Theatre Guide

"A must see"

- Three Weeks

"Compelling, motivating, triumphant"

- Broadway Baby

"Humanity and Humility Are The Heart"



- Somewhere LGBT

"Moving and educational"

- The Stage

"One Hell of a Ride"

- Northern Soul

"Heart breaking, eye-opening and uplifting"

- Broadway World UK

"Every bit as important as ‘The Normal Heart’, ‘Angels in America’ and ‘Rent’"

- Spy In The Stalls

"Direct From the Heart"

- Elaine Chapman

"Messy, funny, tragic"

- Within Her Words

"An Autobiographical Masterpiece"

- Ask The Ushers

"An Award-Winning Masterpiece"

- Liverpool Echo