‘Grit and brilliance’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
Mike Leigh’s new film, set in 1819, tells the story of the British forces’ attack on a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester
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 which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
Duration: 154 minutes
£5 advance / £6.50 on the door
10% off for Theatre Friends
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