Press Release – First Time at the Lichfield Garrick Studio, February 7 2020

The Garrick’s drama season opens with the critically acclaimed award-winning one man show ‘First Time’ on Friday 7 February in the Studio theatre.
Starring theatre maker and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall, First Time is based on Nathaniel’s personal experience living with HIV after contracting the virus from his first sexual encounter, aged just 16. After coming out of the HIV+ closet in late 2017 Nathaniel has created this refreshingly honest and equally hilarious show about living with his life-changing secret. Diagnosed two weeks before his 17th birthday, and just months after coming out as gay to his family, Nathaniel kept his HIV status from almost everybody closest to him for over 14 years.

The show is a humorous and heartfelt piece of theatre that not only transforms audiences into HIV allies, but also helps them rid toxic shame from their own lives. In 2019 First Time took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm during a four-week run – don’t miss your chance to see it at the Lichfield Garrick!

Performance starts at 7.45pm and has a running time of 65 minutes.

Tickets, priced £15.00, are available from the Lichfield Garrick Box Office on Castle Dyke, ring 01543 412121 or book direct online at:

For more information on Nathaniel, see his website:

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