Peterloo (12A)

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.

 

Directed by Mike Leigh

Cast includes Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake

 

"You'll be rooted to your seat" LONDON EVENING STANDARD

"Leigh's achievement is to have made a period film with the same immediacy and sense of anger that runs through contemporary dramas like Hillsborough or Bloody Sunday" INDEPENDENT

"There is a danger of filing Peterloo away as an "important film" - but it is also a complex, rousing and rewarding one" DAILY TELEGRAPH

"With this richly intelligent, passionate movie Mike Leigh has fought a brilliant rearguard action on history's political battlefield" THE GUARDIAN

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All Seats £8.50

Multi-Buy £7.50 (£1 off each seat when purchasing tickets for 3 or more films in one transaction)

Members £7.00

Under 18s £5.00

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Running times

2 hours 34 mins

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