Peterloo

Opens Friday, April 12
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2hr 33mins // directed by:Mike Leigh // featuring:Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell // CC, AD, Assisted Listening // DCP

Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

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 protestors 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.

 

 

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