Love from The Pink Palace


  • Dates
    11 February 2024
  • Times
  • 2.00 pm


  • Full Price£25

Running Time

  • 90 mins plus interval


A conversation with Jill Nalder, Actress, Activist and Author of “Love from The Pink Palace” and actors David Carlyle and Ken Christiansen from TV’s “It’s A Sin”.

TICKET INCLUDES A PAPERBACK EDITION OF JILL’S BOOK, “Love from the Pink Palace”! Stick around after the show and get it signed by Jill and the actors! AND all ticket holders will receive a “La!” pocket mirror and “La” badge!

100% of ticket sales goes to Tonic Housing.

In 2021, screenwriter and producer Russell T Davies based the character of Jill Baxter in his Channel 4 television miniseries It’s A Sin, on Nalder’s life at the time. Nalder and Davies first met at the age of 14 while performing in youth theatre in West Glamorgan in Wales and remained friends thereafter. She shared her life stories with Davies as he was developing his script. The Hampstead flat Nalder shared with three fellow students during the 1980s inspired the “Pink Palace” flat in the series. The character is played by Lydia West, whilst Nalder plays her mother Christine Baxter.

Jill will be joined by actors David Carlyle and Ken Christiansen from “It’s A Sin” and actor/activist Jon Osbaldeston will serve as host. Following the event, there will be a book signing and meet & greet with the cast.

Tonic is a community-led not for profit organisation. They are focused on creating vibrant and inclusive urban LGBT+ affirming retirement communities where people can share common experiences, find mutual support and enjoy their later life. Tonic was established in 2014 to address the issues of loneliness and isolation of older LGBT+ people and the need for specific housing and support provision as there was none in the UK before 2021.


Jill Nalder

David Carlyle

Ken Christiansen

Jon Osbaldeston