Riot Act

Riot Act

Created and performed by Alexis Gregory
Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair

A World AIDS Day charity gala performance in aid of and with all proceeds going to the Dean Street Wellbeing Programme.
Post its critically acclaimed summer 2018 run as part of the Kings Head Theatre Queer Season, Riot Act hits the West End for this special charity gala performance.

‘Riot Act’ is a powerful 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; Michael Anthony Nozzi, radical-drag icon; Lavinia Co-Op and prominent 1990’s London ACT UP AIDS activist; Paul Burston.

In this widely acclaimed solo theatre piece, he ‘channels’ these three characters and with them, six decades of queer history. ‘Riot Act’ is hard-hitting, heartbreaking, hilarious, provocative, tender, truthful, personal and political.


Booking Number

0330 333 4810

Booking Until
Monday 26 November 2018

Tickets From

Show Time

Running Time
60 mins, no interval

Duchess Theatre

Age recommendation
16+, Contains themes and language of an adult nature

'Verbatim theatre at it's best…Gregory; a powerful presence, shows fierce awareness of his theatrical and political context'.

The Stage

    'As if possessed by the three men, Gregory without doubt gave a career defining performance…Beadle-Blair's direction; brilliant... I predict this stand-out piece of theatre will become part of LGBT cultural heritage'.


      'It has everything good art should have. It's emotional, honest, passionate'.

      QX Magazine

        'One of the most moving pieces of new queer writing currently being performed in London... Gregory gives a startlingly punchy, grounded and virtuosic performance... packs an emotional and political punch that will move and inspire'.

        The Spy In The Stalls

          'Unforgettable. Gregory has done something magical with Riot Act'.

          A Younger Theatre

            'Funny as well as moving, honest and truthful... theatre at its simplest and at its best'.

            British Theatre Guide

              'Theatre rarely gets as impactful as this... one to see and one to remember'.


                'An eye opening punch to the gut... achieves ambitious levels of storytelling'.

                Broadway World

                  'Powerful and deeply moving'.

                  Theatre Weekly


                    Monday 26 November 2018, 7pm

                    Running time: 60 mins, no interval

                    Age Recommendation: 16+
                    Contains themes and language of an adult nature

                    There will be a post-show Q&A open to all ticket holders.
                    This performance of Riot Act is sponsored by Fidelity Insurance.


                    Tickets from £23.50

                    All tickets include a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy


                    VISITING THE VENUE

                    The Duchess Theatre is located on Catherine Street, near to Covent Garden in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

                    If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

                    Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA

                    Non-matinee days: opening at 12.30pm until 15 minutes after curtain up.

                    Q-Park – Chinatown or Trafalgar

                    Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)

                    Bus Routes
                    For buses to Aldwych use: RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68