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The Riot Act

26 - 27 April
The Wharf, Romiley

On August 12 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 protestors were confronted by the authorities and read the Riot Act. By August 13 seven men had been shot and four were dead.

Written by Rob Johnston, winner of Best Drama at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival for ‘Dark Satanic’ and long-listed for The Royal Exchange Bruntwood Prize, ‘The Riot Act’ mixes humour and tragedy to tell the story of all those caught up in the momentous events of 1842.

On sale now- Tickets £6

Advisory: suitable for ages 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Christopher Ward

Jake Talbot

Written & Directed by Rob Johnston

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