Bristol Pride Present: Riot Act
A powerful solo verbatim show spanning six decades of queer history, created from interviews with a Stonewall survivor, a 1970’s London radical-drag artist and a prominent 1990’s AIDS activist
A powerful solo verbatim theatre piece created entirely word-for-word out of playwright and performer Alexis Gregory’s interviews with one of the only remaining Stonewall survivors, a 1970’s London radical-drag artist and a prominent 1990’s AIDS activist, spanning six decades of queer history with each story taking us right into the present day.
This critically acclaimed audience-favourite ran as part of the 2018 Kings Head Theatre Queer Season and received a West End charity gala performance at the Duchess Theatre.
Riot Act is hard-hitting, hilarious, heart-breaking, provocative, tender, truthful, personal and political. Most importantly, in a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the show reminds us that our LGBT+ rights were hard fought for, and that we still continue the fight for equality.
Created and performed by Alexis Gregory and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE
“Funny as well as moving, honest and truthful…theatre at its simplest and at its best.”
British Theatre Guild
“Theatre rarely gets as impactful as this….one to see and one to remember.”
“As if possessed by the three men, Gregory gave a career defining performance… Beadle-Blair’s direction; brilliant…this stand-out piece of theatre will become part of LGBT cultural heritage.”
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
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