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Thursday 3rd January    

Starring: Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 170 minutes

PETERLOO at the Festival Drayton Centre

On the brink of political change, a peaceful protest turns into a ruthless bloodbath, igniting change that we still feel the impact of today. Based on the true events of the Peterloo Massacre, this historical drama is directed by Academy Award nominee Mike Leigh, starring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake


Manchester, 1819, and Britain is churning in the turmoil of political unrest. The citizens are unsatisfied – they want more freedom, more influence, and, above all, a voice that represents them and their needs.
If the politicians won't listen, at least the people will. The everyday men and women, villagers and townspeople alike, begin to share their views and find they have a common desire. Conversations spark a cry for change, and the collective begins to grow into a movement.

On 16th August, more than 60,000 people come together in St Peter's Fields to raise their demands in one voice, asking for extended voting rights and Parliamentary reform that will allow them to finally create a country that serves the people who live within it.

But tensions are high. The militia is uneasy. And it only takes one shot to turn a peaceful protest into a bloody massacre...


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Ticket Prices
Adult £6.00
Child (under 12) £5.00
Friends £5.50
Event Details
Thursday 3rd January   7:30pm
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