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LGBT+ History Month: We predict a RIOT.. ACT!!

Alexis Gregory’s critically acclaimed solo verbatim theatre piece ‘Riot Act’ returns in 2022,
celebrating LGBT History Month, in a special online ‘reimagining’, blending the worlds of
theatre and film.

Alexis Gregory in RIOT ACT

Available ‘on demand’, via stream.theatre, February 1st – 28th.

Alexis Gregory in RIOT ACT

Direct from the West End and touring, created out of Gregory’s interviews with a Stonewall
survivor, a radical drag artist, and an AIDS activist, this audience-favourite, filmed at Hackney Empire, directed by LGBT theatre legend Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, is a breath-
taking, wild white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history; hilarious, moving andinspiring… It’s a riot.

This online production is created in partnership with and commissioned by Hackney Empire; their first-ever digital commission in their 120th birthday year, and is funded by Arts Council England.

Alexis Gregory, Creator and Performer, comments,

“It has been an honour to perform these three extraordinary, hidden, queer stories, all over the UK since Riot Act’s premiere in 2018. Since 2018, there has also been talk of filming Riot Act, and so, finally, to mark LGBT History Month 2022, here is that special filmed version of the show.”

“With the pandemic redefining what online theatre can be, this digital reimagining of the show for the screen sits somewhere between theatre and film. Streamed globally via stream.theatre, partnered with and filmed in the stunning Hackney Empire, funded by Arts Council England, and once again directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, with an amazing creative team attached, now, wherever in the world you are, Riot Act is available to you, and everyone can ‘meet’ Michael, Lavinia and Paul, who so generously and bravely shared their stories with me”

Previous praise for Riot Act:

Riot Act is at once frank, warm and uninhibited…a forceful reminder of the importance of knowing your history. – Evening Standard

This stand-out piece of theatre will become part of LGBT cultural heritage…a career defining performance. – Attitude Magazine ★★★★★

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 3 ★★★★★

One of the most moving pieces of new queer writing in London…powerful, deeply moving and politically rousing…Gregory remains an incredibly watchable and powerful figure on stage…mesmerising. – The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★

Verbatim theatre at its best…Gregory; a powerful presence, shows fierce awareness of his theatrical and political context. – The Stage ★★★★

A compelling account of gay rights activism… what makes Riot Act really work is Alexis Gregory’s utterly captivating delivery. – Gay Times

Available ‘on demand’, via stream.theatre,

February 1st – 28th, 2022. 



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