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'Riot Act' heads out on hybrid summer tour


Alexis Gregory in Riot Act. Picture by Steve Kraitt
Alexis Gregory in Riot Act. Picture by Steve Kraitt

Alexis Gregory’s critically-acclaimed one-man play Riot Act is undertaking a UK tour following successful performances in the West End and online for LGBT History Month.

The hard-hitting, funny show was created from Gregory’s interviews with a Stonewall survivor, a radical drag artist and an AIDS activist. Riot Act is touring "live" until August, followed by screenings of the digital companion piece in August.

The show – performed by the author – brings to life the stories of three LGBTQ+ rights movement pioneers over 60 years of activism: Michael-Anthony Nozzi, a survivor of the Stonewall riots; Lavinia Co-op, an alternative 1970s drag artist, and Paul Burston, a 1990s AIDS activist.

The show will embark on a hybrid tour, with live performances as well as online screenings and workshops.

Alexis Gregory said, "Playing these three roles is such an honour. This is thanks to the show’s three subjects; Michael-Anthony Nozzi, Lavinia Co-op and Paul Burston, who generously shared their stories with me."

This is the first full tour of the piece since before the pandemic, and the third overall.

The Riot Act Pride 2022 tour follows successful dates in three London theatres, two UK tours, a mini tour last summer and a "digital reimagining" in February.

The show plays the Octagon, Bolton on Saturday (May 21) and York Theatre Royal (June 9), both live, and is available from the Lowry website online (August 22-28, tickets on sale now)


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