The Riot Act
Written by Rob Johnston. On August 12th 1842, just 23 years after The Peterloo Massacre, Lancashire cotton-workers again marched in protest at appalling pay and conditions. Reaching Preston’s Lune Street the protesters were confronted by the authorities and read The Riot Act. A gripping mix of tragedy and humour from the WINNER of BEST DRAMA at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017.
Performed in association with Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2019.
“The Riot Act is a profoundly moving and poignant play” – North West End