Let’s start with our first question, the question we always begin with…
What are the circumstances of our birth?
Well, Riot Road was born in a quaint little pub called Retro, just off the Strand. It was a glorious sunny afternoon in June 2018, and as we sipped on our crisp white wine we dreamed of the day we would finally get the chance to have our say. To create work that not only inspires and challenges us, but also represents everyday people, represents you.
We quickly realised that the best way to do this would be to open our doors and invite you all to have your voice heard. To create a platform where you can speak candidly and openly about your life and let it inspire others. We had no idea that this small little dream would quickly become a riotous reality in all the best ways.
Since then we have been traveling the world collecting testimonies and learning about the brave lives you have all lived. We have howled with laughter, and tears have been shed as we have absorbed your colourful tales. Because of you we are well on the road to creating our debut show Prefer Not To Say. The piece presents the verbatim accounts in a series of short monologues, granting you the audience agency to form your own views on the social and political topics we present.
We simply ask you to approach our work with an open mind, in order to gain new perspectives, that may just be a little different to your own. Our work is controversially compelling and truly like no other, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.