Arcola to mark 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots with RIOT ACT

Arcola Theatre will stage Alexis Gregory‘s critically-acclaimed, verbatim theatre piece Riot Act over three Sundays in June, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The 30 June performance will coincide with the actual anniversary weekend.

A breathtaking journey through six decades of queer history, Riot Act was 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. It is directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE.

Arcola Associate Director Jack Gamble said: “In our main-stage programme and with our Participation Queer Collective, Arcola has a deep commitment to staging the lives and histories of LGBT+ people. We’re very proud to be co-producing Riot Act ahead of a UK Tour. It’s an exceptional piece of theatre, which – on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots – is also a vital reminder that the civil rights of LGBT+ people were hard-won, and must be defended.”

Tickets for Riot Act are available now.