Morning Star Benefit

Saturday 8th August
Morning Star Benefit featuring Maxine Peake reciting verses from
the Masque of Anarchy + punk folk from Karl Theobold

£4/£5 (+10% Booking fee)
Doors open 8pm
Seated show

Morning Star

Maxine Peake will be reciting verses from the Masque of Anarchy, Shelley’s epic poem which was inspired by the Peterloo Massacre of August 16, 1819. The massacre is now commemorated annually on its anniversary. In 1819, on August 16, feeder marches from surrounding towns made their way to the venue of a mass meeting of workers and their families to hear speakers call for reform and democracy. They gathered at St Peter’s Field in Manchester. The crowd of 60,000 to 80,000 was charged by Hussars. Fifteen people were killed and more than 400 injured.

Maxine performed the 37-stanza poem in July, 2013, at Manchester’s Albert Hall, adjacent to the site of the massacre, to huge acclaim. Maxine is a Morning Star reader and supporter.

Maxine has of course starred in a host of TV shows including Dinner Ladies, Shameless, Silk and The Village.
Films have included See No Evil: The Moors Murders, in 2006, and theatrical roles have included Hamlet.

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This event is fully booked.


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