Riot Act

Riot Act

3 (1) · Contemporary

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, this powerful solo verbatim piece is a journey through six decades of queer history.


Riot Act is a hard-hitting, hilarious and heart-warming exploration of the history of the LGBTQ rights movement.

Created from playwright and performer Alexis Gregory’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, this solo verbatim piece is a breathtaking journey through six decades of queer history.

Arriving at Arcola after a sold-out West End performance, and ahead of a UK Tour, Riot Act honours the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots – with the 30th June performance marking the actual anniversary weekend.

It’s going to be a riot!

Age Recommendation: 16+

Critic reviews

There are truly revelatory moments where the brutal honesty and descriptive power of first-hand recollection, can be difficult to bear, but they are among the finest and most moving in an evening filled with gems and nuggets

· London Box Office


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Date & time

Show ended
Sun 16 Jun - Sun 30 Jun, 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr


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