It’s A Sin star Nathaniel Hall returns to stage for his explosive new play, Toxic, showing at HOME

A special opportunity to see the beautiful, semi-autobiographical play TOXIC at HOME Theatre at 2.15pm on 21st October.

Join us for a Recoverist trip to the theatre. A collaboration with Sober Gay Socials, this event is open to all LGBTQ+ people with a desire for change and/or in recovery from substance abuse, including family members, friends and significant others of those in recovery.


Manchester 2016. 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 powerful play – from writer and actor Nathaniel J Hall (It's a Sin) – pulls 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. Inspired by real events, TOXIC celebrates the resilience of the queer spirit.

TOXIC production © Lee Baxter
TOXIC production © Lee Baxter


The performance is at HOME, Manchester, on Saturday 21st October. It starts at 14.15, with approx running time of 90 mins (without interval). Attendees should arrive in the foyer of HOME for 2pm sharp. We have limited availability.

Content Warning: This play contains adult themes that some may find distressing. It also includes sexual references and swearing. Audio-visual material contains flashing images, lights and loud sounds.

HOME Manchester
Saturday 21st September 2023, 2.15pm

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This Recoverist Culture Fix event is part of Portraits of Recovery's commitment to increasing access and engagement with the arts for people and communities in recovery. As part of our new programme, Recoverist Culture Fix members will be regularly invited to free or low cost visits to exhibitions, shows, performances and film screenings in Greater Manchester. If you want to hear about similar future events, sign up to be part of our member database (and select Recoverist Culture Fix as an interest in the drop down menu).


Photo Credits: TOXIC promotional images © Lee Baxter