BREATHE OUT THEATRE

Image description

Rob Johnston

Winner of The 2011 Kings Cross Award for New Writing

Short-listed for the Channel Four / Oran Mor Comedy Drama Award 2012

Image description
Image description



The Riot Act



Written and Produced by Rob Johnston

 

Performed by

Jake Talbot and Christopher Ward


Supported by Arts Council England

 

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. 

By August 13th seven men had been shot and four were dead.


Written by Rob Johnston, long-listed for The Royal Exchange Bruntwood Prize 

and winner of BEST DRAMA at the 2017 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival for ‘Dark Satanic’

‘The Riot Act’ is a gripping mix of tragedy and humour telling the story of those caught up 

in the momentous events of 1842.

 

Romiley Little Theatre  ~ Fri 26th & Sat 27th April  ~  8.00 PM

 

The Harris Museum  ~  Preston  ~  Sat 4th May  ~  1.00 PM & 2.30 PM

Weaver Hall Museum  ~  Northwich  ~  Sat 11th May  ~  3.00 PM

The Rochdale Pioneers Museum  ~  Sat 18th May  ~  1.00 PM


Chadderton Library  ~  Sat 1st June  ~  12 noon

Oldham Library  ~  Sat 1st June  ~  3.00 PM

Lees Library  ~ Wed 5th June  ~  11 AM

Crompton Library  ~  Wed 5th June  ~  2.00 PM


The Hatworks  ~  Stockport   ~  Sat 8th June  ~  12 noon & 2.00 PM


Working Class Movement Library  ~  Salford  ~  Sat 15th June  ~  8.00 PM

~  Peterloo Exhibition open from 7.30 PM  ~

Colne Valley Museum  ~  Huddersfield  ~  Sat 29th June  ~  2.30 PM


The Rope & Anchor  ~  Dunham Massey  ~  28th June  ~  8.15 PM


The Green Man Gallery  ~  Buxton Festival Fringe  2019

Fri 5th July  ~ Sat 6th July  ~  Wed 10th July  ~  Fri 19th July  ~  6.00 PM to 6.50 PM


Manchester Histories Peterloo 2019  &  Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

Sat 20th July  ~  1.30 PM and 3.00 PM