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Peterloo

Mon 19 Nov—Wed 21 Nov
Times: Various at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £7-£5 , approx running time: 154mins

Age: 12A

Director: Mike Leigh

Country: UK

Year: 2018

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

Peterloo tells the story of the Peterloo massacre, on 16 August 1819, and stars Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake.

Written and directed by Mike Leigh, Peterloo is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy.

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