An Emmerson & Ward Productions and Alexis Gregory Production

Riot Act



Riot Act is a solo verbatim show, created entirely, word for word, out of interviews with three key-players in the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement; Michael Anthony Nozzi; a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, Lavina Co-op; an alternative ‘70s drag artist, and Paul Burston; ‘90s London AIDS activist.

Following several UK tours and a special West End performance, this critically acclaimed audience favourite is a breathtaking, rip-roaring, white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, taking the audience right up to the present day.

Provocative, tender, truthful, funny, political and personal, these are stories of queerness, sexuality, activism, addiction, family, childhood, love, sex, drag, community, togetherness, conflict, identity, youth, ageing, loss, fierce queens and a Hollywood diva.

Riot Act is a celebration of queer activism across the decades, pulling no punches, hilarious and inspiring. It’s a riot!

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
Age Guidance: 15+ – occasional strong language and sexual references


£16 – £10

£2 off 16 – 26 yrs (with a free 16-26 Membership) and Curve Connect
15% off for Members

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Written and Performed by Alexis Gregory
Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE

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As May 2022 draws to a close, Curve audiences can look forward to the arrival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit West End and Broadway musical, School Of Rock. In the latest episode of Curve in Conversation, host Martin Ballard speaks to Jake Sharp, who plays substitute music teacher and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn in the production.

Catch Jake and the band at Curve from 30 May to 4 June. Find out more here –

Also featured in this month’s episode is Maggie May Director Jemima Levick, who discusses her career and approach to Frances Poet’s moving and hopeful new play about an ordinary family learning to live with Dementia. A Curve, Leeds Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch co-production, all performances of Maggie May are Dementia Friendly and the drama will visit Leicester from 7 to 11 June. Find out more and book now –

Finally, Martin speaks to Curve’s recently appointed Artist Development and New Work Producer, Julia Thomas, about her exciting plans for her role. Find out more about artist development at Curve and how to join Curve’s free artist network, Curve Connect, here –

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