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Peterloo

Date - Mon 4 Mar 2019

Time - 6.00 pm

Duration - 4 hours and 15 minutes

Cost - £5/£3

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - New Adelphi Theatre


Summary

Join us for a special screening of 'Peterloo', with a Q&A with award-winning director Mike Leigh.

Event details

Join us for a special screening of 'Peterloo', with a Q&A with Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning director Mike Leigh.

The film chronicles the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, which became one of the bloodiest events in British history. Frustrated by enduring poverty and lack of suffrage following the Napoleonic War, a 60,000-strong crowd, led by Henry "Orator" Hunt, gathers to peacefully demand political reform. When government troops storm the crowd, many civilians are killed and hundreds injured, provoking national outcry - and further government suppression.

'Peterloo', which stars Maxine Peake and Rory Kinnear, is an epic portrayal of the events leading up to the massacre and how it came to play a significant role in parliamentary reform.

Following the critically-acclaimed Mr Turner, and with a cast of over 100, 'Peterloo' has the largest budget of Leigh's films to date, and is a passion project for the Salford-raised director. Join him after the screening for a Q&A about the making of the film.

Admission: £5/£3

WARNING: Certificate 12A

Film Length: 2 hrs 34

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