About the Show
Written by Nathaniel J Hall
A Dibby Theatre Production
A HOMEMcr Commission
BSL Interpretation - Sat 21 Oct (matinee), Wed 25 Oct (evening)
Relaxed Performance - Sat 21 Oct (matinee)
Captioned - Tue 24 Oct
Josh-Susan Enright (They/Them)
Nathaniel J Hall (He/They)
Writer and Creative Lead - Nathaniel J Hall
Director – Scott Le Crass
Movement Directors – Plaster Cast (Ayden Brouwers, Lizard Morris)
Designer – Lu Herbert
Composer – SHAR (Charlotte Barber)
Lighting Designer – Tracey Gibbs
Sound Designer – Joel Clements
AV Designer - ././ dede (Dee Dixon)
Dramaturgs – Cheryl Martin. Barry McStay, Rachel Clements
Cultural Engagement – Tolu Ajayi
Rehearsal Room Support - Susan Kerr
Producer – Ross Carey
Technical Stage Manager – Joel Clements
Company Stage Manager - Ronly Lam
Production Assistant - Ash Cox
Set Construction - Ben Cook, Simon Pemberton
PR Consultant – Rachel Furst
Marketing Associate - Natalie Beech
Photography and Poster Design - Lee Baxter
Trailer Design - Gavin Wood
Production Photography - Dawn Kilner
Production Videography - Georgiana Ghetiu
BSL Interpreter - Russ Andrews
Captioner - Stevie Burrows
Environmental Sustainability Consultant - Robin Lyons
This is the story of how we met, fell in love, and f*cked it up. But it’s not just our story. It’s his, and his and theirs. Maybe it’s yours… Maybe.
Manchester 2017. In the middle of a hot and sweaty queer warehouse party, two damaged hearts collide. He is HIV+ and drowning in shame. They are one microaggression away from a full-on meltdown. Born into Thatcher’s Britain of race riots and rampant homophobia and growing up in the shadow of Aids and Section 28, the pair form a trauma bond so tight, they might just survive it all. But sometimes survival means knowing when to leave.
This beautiful and explosive semi-autobiographical show written by Nathaniel J Hall (First Time, It’s A Sin) and performed by Nathaniel with Josh-Susan Enright blends storytelling (dir. by Scott Le Crass), movement (Plaster Cast), stunning design (Lu Herbert), visual projections (dede././), and an original pumping soundtrack by SHAR.
Pulling back the glittery curtain of pride to reveal a place where many still suffer the devastating impact of generational HIV stigma, racism, homophobia and toxic gender norms, this powerful and passionate play inspired by true events celebrates survival and the resilience of the queer spirit.
Content Warning: Contains scenes of an adult nature that some may find distressing.
Age Guidance: 18+
★ ★ ★ ★ ★"This show is far from Toxic - it is a breath of fresh air." West End Best Friend
★ ★ ★ ★ "a beautiful reminder to us all to live life with pride"Curtain Call Reviews
★ ★ ★ ★ "Very thought-provoking” Your MCR
"beautifully captures the queer desire to be seen and understood"Mancunian Matters
"a fearless exploration of HIV stigma, racism, homophobia, and toxic gender norms"
"a powerful piece and very well acted" Canal Street Media