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The Riot Act - Manchester Central Library

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On August 12th 1842, just 23 years after The Peterloo Massacre, Lancashire cotton-workers again marched in protest at appalling pay and conditions. Reaching Preston’s Lune Street the protesters were confronted by the authorities and read the Riot Act. By August 13th seven men had been shot and four were dead.

Written by Rob Johnston, long-listed for The Royal Exchange Bruntwood Prize and winner of BEST DRAMA at the 2017 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival for ‘Dark Satanic’, ‘The Riot Act’ is a gripping mix of tragedy and humour telling the story of those caught up in the momentous events of 1842.

Staged as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

MANCHESTER HISTORIES at MANCHESTER CENTRAL LIBRARY
SAT 20th JULY ~ 1.30 PM & 3.00 PM ~ £5.00 (incl. booking fee)
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