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Peterloo (12A)
Peterloo (12A)

Monday 10 December at 1.30pm & 7.45pm 
Tuesday 11 December at 7.45pm

Wednesday 12 December at 7.45pm 
Running time – 154 minutes 

Director – Mike Leigh

Starring – Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Nico Mirallegro  

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 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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