After The Act

Traverse Theatre. From 3 August.


★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

Abseiling lesbians! Queers in classrooms! Perverts panicking parents! And an act of oppression that inspired a generational riot.

Twenty years after its repeal, the children of Section 28 are taking to the stage.

Multi-award-winning NDT Associates Breach (It's True, It's True, It's True) unpack a turning point in LGBTQ+ British history, singing and dancing over the grave of this national anniversary.

★★★★ ‘This musical feels exceptional... A massive achievement... Wonderful performances’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Empowering and gut-wrenching... full of righteous anger and euphoric 80s synths’ The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Heart-rending yet joyful... brilliantly conveys the hysteria and outrage of Section 28 in propulsive musical form’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Fantastically daring... The company's powers are undiminished’ Time Out

★★★★★ ‘Leaves its audience entertained, educated & enthralled. A vital use of the art of theatre’ Musical Theatre Review

★★★★★ ‘Inspired’ The Spy In The Stalls

★★★★★ ‘Groundbreaking’ All That Dazzles

★★★★ ‘A queer epic’ Everything Theatre

★★★★ ‘Powerful’ Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘A treat’ North West End

Commissioned by New Diorama. Co-produced by New Diorama and Breach Theatre in association with Traverse Theatre. Supported using funding from Cockayne Grants for the Arts.

The Company

About Breach Theatre

Breach is an award-winning devised theatre company founded by theatre-makers Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens with filmmaker Dorothy Allen-Pickard. The core team collaborates with performers and other creatives to make socially engaged, formally innovative live shows that blend humour with a sharp political edge. They combine documentary and verbatim theatre techniques with devising and new writing to create a layered performance style. / @breach_theatre


Tika Mu'tamir
Ellice Stevens
EM Williams
Zachary Willis

Written by Ellice Stevens Billy Barrett
Director Billy Barrett
Composer & musical director Frew
Choreographer Sung Im Her
Set & costume designer Lizzy Leech
Sound designer Owen Crouch
Lighting designer Jo Underwood
Video designer Zakk Hein
Music associate & copyist Rachel Barnes
Music Production Frew & Owen Crouch
Assistant musical director Ellie Showering
Executive producer for Breach Sally Cowling

Cast & Creatives



After the Act - (Photo by Alex Brenner) L-R EM Williams, Ellice Stevens, Tika Mu'tamir, Zachary Willis
After the Act - (Photo by Alex Brenner) L-R EM Williams, Zachary Willis, Ellice Stevens
After the Act - (Photo by Alex Brenner) - Ellice Stevens
After the Act - (Photo by Alex Brenner) - EM Williams
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