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Riot Act

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A wild ride through six decades of queer history

Riot Act is a solo verbatim show, created entirely, word for word, out of interviews 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 ‘70s drag artist; and Paul Burston, ‘90s London AIDS activist.

Following several UK tours and a special West End performance, this critically acclaimed audience favourite is a breathtaking, rip-roaring, white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, taking the audience right up to the present day.

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.

Riot Act is a celebration of queer activism across the decades, pulling no punches, hilarious and inspiring. It’s a riot!

Written and performed by

Alexis Gregory

Directed by

Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE

Presented by

Emmerson & Ward Productions and Alexis Gregory Productions

Post-Show Talk

Thu 12 May

Frank, warm and uninhibited” Evening Standard
Verbatim theatre at its best” The Stage 
A career defining performance” Attitude 
Compelling…utterly captivating” Gay Times

Cast & Creative Team

Writer & Performer

Alexis Gregory


Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE


Emmerson & Ward Productions

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