Canal Street Online Manchester

First time at Waterside Arts Sale

First time at Waterside Arts Sale

It’s so rare for me to think a one-man show isn’t long enough because, let’s be honest, most of them could be condensed into 15 minutes.

But First Time was Not. Long. Enough. It’s a delicious all you can eat buffet of emotions, education, and noughties musical nostalgia which left me hungry for more.

The story of someone contracting HIV aged 17 the first time they had sex could easily be a depressing lament of regret, but Nathaniel has crafted a piece which is full of joy, stamps out shame, and feels – on the 30th anniversary of World AIDS day – like a swan song for the stigma of the past.

Nathaniel successfully uses his personal experience as a prism for the changing shape of society, relating the two in such a way that they both have enough room to breathe.

Read the full review by By TJ Gallagher Here  for Mancunian Matters.

Published: 3-Dec-2018

Canal-st.co.uk Top Stories

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again!

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again!

It’s been 45 years since Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales have set foot on stage together

Band of Gold re-booted

Band of Gold re-booted

David Poucher chats with Shayne Ward and Kieron Richardson at The Lowry Theatre

Manchester Pride 2019: A retrospective

Manchester Pride 2019: A retrospective

We take a look back on the Manchester Pride Festival 2019.

Mother's Ruin - Turn on Fest 2020

Mother's Ruin - Turn on Fest 2020

TWO HOT QUEER consecutive Saturday night gigs as part of TURN ON FEST