Catch a first glimpse of Mike Leigh's Peterloo Movie now!

Directed by Mike Leigh and staring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake, Peterloo will be released in cinemas later in 2018 and we're thrilled to be able to share the teaser trailer with you.

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 and staring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake, Peterloo will be released in cinemas later in 2018.

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