Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award 2015

Winner: Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award 2015

Winner: Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2016 (Week 2)

Winner: Peace Foundation Award 2016

Winner: VAULT Festival 2017

Shortlisted: Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

Shortlisted: Fringeworld Theatre Award, Perth

Shortlisted: Asian Arts Award 2016

Top 20 Edinburgh Shows 2015: The List


★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ Three Weeks

★★★★★ Everything Theatre

★★★★★ The Upcoming

★★★★★ My Theatre Mates

★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

★★★★★ Sunday Mail

★★★★★ Perth Now

★★★★ 1/2 The Advertiser

★★★★ 1/2 Reviews Hub

★★★★ 1/2 Glam Adelaide

★★★★ West End Wilma

★★★★ Whats On Stage

★★★★ In Daily

★★★★ Great Scott Media

★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★ The List

★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight


★★★★  A Younger Theatre

“… original and ambitious … takes hold of its audience in the first lines, and does not lose its grip until lights are out…”

★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“striking in its exploration of an important issue…putting across an important message…”

★★★★ The Stage

“Brimming with earnest, intelligent energy…”

★★★★ The Scotsman

“Intelligent and quizzical…gnaws away at an unknowable question…”


★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Sellman-Leava commands the space well…weaving in and out of di erent personas…”

★★★★ Fest

“Magnetic performance…”


The Stage
Must See…
“explode our personal misconceptions of what a riot really is”

Fringe Review
“the ability of these performers is boundless”

Broadway Baby
“professionally stunning, this production shows there might be a better way to think about things.”

Fringe Guru
“How to Start a Riot will shake you into rethinking any hastily formed opinions you may have harboured since the events of last year”

The List
“The real beauty of How to Start a Riot is watching that embryonic thought
process unfurl itself: a young brain starting to fizz with questions and inceptive ideas.”

The Scotsman
“When there have  been so many attempts to establish the cause of the London
riots by interviewing a small selection of individuals who took part in them, it’s refreshing to find a play that looks at the wider picture”

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