Alexis Gregory‘s critically acclaimed production returns in 2022 to celebrate LGBT History month, as a beautiful digital ‘reimagining’; an online theatre piece, blending the worlds of theatre, screen and storytelling.
The production is formed word-for-word from with three key players in the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement: Michael-Anthony Nozzi, a survivor of the Stonewall riots;Lavinia Co-op, an alternative ’70’s drag artist and Paul Burston, a ’90’s Aids Activist. Gregory’s verbatim solo show Riot Act is a breath-taking, hard-hitting, yet hilarious wild white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, directed by Stonewall (1995) writer Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, taking the viewer right up to the present day.
This online production is created in partnership with and commissioned by Hackney Empire; our first-ever digital commission in our 120th birthday year, and is funded by Arts Council England.
Riot Act can be streamed via stream.theatre:
“Riot Act is at once frank, warm and uninhibited… a forceful reminder of the importance of knowing your history” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Verbatim theatre at its best… Gregory; a powerful presence, shows fierce awareness of his theatrical and political context” The Stage
★★★★★ “The rage is palpable, as is the humour. And it’s a moving experience… a wonderful tribute to three strong people and their unique stories that is well worth seeing… brilliant” Queer Review
For further information on Alexis Gregory and his work, please visit his website.
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Age Guidance: 16+