Last Updated on 9th May 2019
Riot Act, a powerful verbatim theatre piece exploring the history of the LGBTQ rights movement is to tour the UK.
Written and performed by Alexis Gregory, Riot Act is a hard-hitting, hilarious and heart-warming solo verbatim piece, taking audiences on a breath-taking journey through six decades of queer history.
Created from the playwright’s interviews with Michael-Anthony Nozzi, one of the only remaining Stonewall survivors; Lavinia Co-op, a 1970s London radical-drag artist; and Paul Burston, a prominent 1990s AIDS activist.
Provocative, tender, truthful, funny, political and personal, these are stories of queerness, sexuality, activism, addiction, family, childhood, love, sex, drag, community, togetherness, conflict, identity, youth, ageing, loss, fierce queens and a Hollywood diva.
It promises to be a riot!
Producer Rob Ward said: “With recent developments in Brunei as well as protests outside primary schools in Birmingham, ‘Riot Act’ provides a timely reminder just how precious these rights are and how passionately they must be defended.
“We are incredibly proud to present ‘Riot Act’ to audiences across the UK this Pride season.”
Riot Act is created and performed by Alexis Gregory; directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE; and produced by Alexis Gregory, Team Angelica, Arcola Theatre (Arcola dates) and Emmerson & Ward Productions.
Riot Act is recommended for audiences of 16 years+. Contains themes and language of an adult nature.
RIOT ACT UK TOUR
6 – 8 June 2019
The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
16, 23, 30 June 2019
Arcola Theatre, London
27 June 2019
3 July 2019
Norwich Theatre Royal
10 July 2019
Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
27 July 2019
30 July and 1 August 2019
Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
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