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FILM: Peterloo (12A)
Thu, 17th January, 2019 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm£4 – £5
★★★★★ “grit and brilliance in Mike Leigh’s very British massacre” The Guardian Full Review
Manchester, 1819: a period of famine after the Napoleonic Wars leads to increasing radicalism among working people. Their demands for reform horrify the authorities, leading to the violent suppression of a major demonstration at St Peter’s Field which results in the Peterloo Massacre.
Starring Maxine Peak, Rory Kinnear, Nico Mirallegro and Tim McInnerny
“Mike Leigh brings an overwhelming simplicity and severity to this historical epic, which begins with rhetoric and ends in violence. “The Guardian