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We are Dibby...

First Dibs:

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Dibby Theatre is an award-winning LGBTQ+ national touring theatre company from Greater Manchester. We tell fierce stories full of wit, grit and soul that surprise, challenge, entertain and inspire queer hope and resilience. Our mission is simple; we strive for a world where all LGBTQ+ people can live authentically and with pride.


We’re curious about difference, bringing communities together to tackle big questions that dig at the heart of what it means to be LGBTQ+ in Britain today. We encourage curiosity in others too because we know we don’t have all the answers.


We’re passionate about developing the LGBTQ+ creative workforce, supporting LGBTQ+ creatives from Greater Manchester and showcasing them on the national stage. Ours is a city of LGBTQ+ artists, makers, movers and shakers.


The stories we tell widen perspectives on LGBTQ+ lives taking our audiences on a journey, leaving them moved, maybe even changed. We make theatre that makes your heart go boom.


And when our audiences’ hearts beat as one, we proudly demonstrate that our stories deserve to be in the mainstream. Through workshops, exhibitions, debates, short films, mentorship schemes and post-show events, our work reaches beyond the stage to celebrate the diverse communities we serve.


We are Dibby… and everyone is welcome at our party.

Meet the team!

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NathanieL J Hall

Artistic Director

Nathaniel is a theatre-maker, writer, performer, producer and HIV activist from Manchester.

He is an expert by experience in the art of storytelling for health and wellbeing.

He is a big fan of the Golden Girls and is a Dad to two dogs, Peggy and Fred.

Our Associates

Rachel Furst, freelance PR Consultant in Arts and Culture

Rachel Furst


PR Consultant

Rachel is a freelance PR Consultant in arts and Culture based in the North West. She is a proud Scot and adopted Manc | @RachelFurst1

Irene Jade, freelance theatre designer and maker

Irene Jade



Irene is a freelance theatre designer and maker. She also makes tiny clothes for tiny people for her online business Rattle and Roost | @IreneJadeDesign

Joel Clements, freelance Technical Designer and Stage Manager

Joel Clements


Technical Stage Manager

Joel is a freelance technical stage manager and LX and SX designer based in Manchester. He is Dad to two boys and lover of Popmaster on Radio 2 | @schmole

Our Partners

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