Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).
Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.
However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.
Closed 5 Aug 2018
King's Head Theatre
Image: King's Head Theatre
'Riot Act' is a powerful brand new verbatim theatre piece created especially for the Queer Season.
'You know what's strange, I felt safer on the night of the riots, on the sidewalk in front of Stonewall, than I did in my own home town'.
'I'm a drag queen. I want to live. I want to survive.
As an older person, I'm sixty five now, I couldn't give a f*cking shit'.
'In London, the idea of 'safe sex' was; don't sleep with Americans.
James was older; a mature student.
He was twenty two years old when he died'.
Playwright and performer Alexis Gregory interviewed one of the only remaining Stonewall survivors, radical-drag icon Lavinia Co-Op and prominent 1990's London ACT UP AIDS activist Paul Burston and in this solo theatre piece, 'channels' sex decades of queer history.
Hard-hitting, provocative, tender, truthful, funny, political and personal, these are stories of queerness, activism, addiction, sex, drag, community, conflict, youth, ageing, fierce queens and a Hollywood diva.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
'Riot Act' is the follow up piece to Alexis Gregory's recent critically acclaimed sell-out run of 'Sex / Crime' (The Glory).
His previous work includes 'Slap' (Stratford East / Channel 4 / Concrete in Shoreditch) and 'Safe' (Soho Theatre / London Theatre Workshop / Norwich Theatre Royal).
He presents 'Riot Act' in association with Team Angelica.
Social media & info
London N1 1QN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 8‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑45pm
Friday ‑ 8‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑45pm
Author: Alexis Gregory
Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE
Production: Alexis Gregory in association with Team Angelica