A disorderly cocktail of party and politics for those who are ready to riotArts Centre Melbourne presents a THISISPOPBABY production
Wed 31 Jan – Fri 2 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 3 Feb 6.30 + 9.15pm
Sun 4 Feb 5pm + 7.45pm
Tue 6 Feb – Wed 7 Feb 7.30pm
Thu 8 Feb 6.30 + 9.15pm
Fri 9 Feb 6.30 + 9.15pm
Audio described: Fri 2 Feb
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Due to popular demand two new shows have been announced:
Sunday 4 February 7.45pm and Thursday 8 February 6.30pm
A disorderly cocktail of party and politics, and a love-letter of hope to the future, RIOT is a thrilling, uplifting and unforgettable night out.
Dance, drag, circus and comedy rolled into a gut-punch of wild theatre, RIOT infuses the excitement of a variety show with the energy of the dance floor, setting your hearts and minds ablaze.
The all-star Irish cast includes Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss (last seen in her 2017 Midsumma Festival one-woman-show High Heels in Low Places), the always hysterical Lords of Strut and physical artist Ronan Brady. RIOT sold every ticket available in Dublin Fringe, won Best Production and broke box-office records there. Now, this jaw-dropping spectacle comes to Melbourne this summer as a klaxon call for those who are ready to riot.
This theatrical explosion will set hearts soaring and pulses racing over two weeks at Arts Centre Melbourne, with a surprise local performer each night.
It's your big night out... with a twist!
- 6 Feb: Archer – Angela Serrano: Archer Asks Panti Bliss: Drag Queen and Marriage Equality Icon
- 3 Feb: Theatre Press – Ciara Thorburn: It's an absolute delight of a show and a great night out with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or both.
- 2 Feb: Australian Stage – Doug Knight: Clever and occasionally quite bonkers – Riot is indeed a riot and well worth a high kicking jig to the box office
- 1 Feb: The Age – Cameron Woodhead: A wild night of entertainment that will make you want to change the world
- 12 Jan: Daily Review – Kath Kenny: It's an exhilarating 90 minutes, full of light and moments of dark illuminated by iPhone torches and hard hitting politics
- 9 Jan: The Age – Stephen A. Russell: Marriage equality champion Panti Bliss is back to start a Riot
- 9 Jan: Limelight – Jo Litson: All in all, its huge fun, with something to say
Originally co-produced by Dublin Fringe Festival and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.