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Play - Contemporary, Tue 4 Feb 2020, £10-£18

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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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.

Join Nathaniel after an all-night party, he hasn’t been to bed and he hasn’t prepared anything for the show (he’s only had 12 months and a grant from the Arts Council). But he can’t avoid the spotlight anymore and is forced to revisit his troubled past…

From sharing a stolen chicken and stuffing sandwich with a Will Young lookalike aged 16, to receiving the devastating news aged 17, to heart-breaking scenes devouring pills and powder for breakfast, to a candlelit vigil without a dry eye in the house, and finally to a surprising ending full of reconciliation and hope (and a houseplant from Mum).

It’s a real rollercoaster of emotions that audiences describe as ‘eye opening’, ‘educational’, ‘joyous’ and ‘stigma smashing’.

Narratives of HIV often portray people living with the virus as the victim. First Time doesn’t accept
this stance.

It deftly moves from sadness to humour, from moments of deep reflection to joyous celebration, leaving audiences surprised, moved entertained and empowered.

HIV+ queer artist and activist, Nathaniel Hall presents a funny and frank one-man show about attempting to stay positive in a negative world.

Includes post-show Q&A.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 4 Feb 2020

Address

Westborough,
Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1JW

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 038883  Lat: 54.28033 Long: -0.40572

By road:
Follow signs into Scarborough Town Centre/Railway Station. The theatre is directly opposite the Station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesHearing loop system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area

Notes

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is fully accessible with: Level access to Box Office and disabled toilets, wheelchair lift to the Shop, passenger lift access to The Round and McCarthy auditoria, designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, easily accessible from the lift and next to an accompanying seat for your escort, front row level access is available for many shows on request. Some seats in The Round and The McCarthy involve climbing stairs, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements. We try to accommodate all requests for access requirements and wheelchair access, but please let us know at least 24 hours before you arrive or at the time of booking. See the website for further access information.