Peterloo

Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear
Duration: 154 min


Mike Leigh (Mr Turner) directs an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. Government forces charged 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 not only a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The massacre was a defining moment in British democracy. In a huge ensemble cast, Rory Kinnear shines as orator Henry Hunt, while Maxine Peake plays a matriarch struggling to hold her family together in the face of severe deprivation.



General admission screenings

Sun 18th Nov
11.30
Wed 21st Nov
14.15
Thu 22nd Nov
17.45

Club and Group screenings

Tue 20th Nov 14.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Thu 22nd Nov 11.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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