Rising Up! Peterloo 2019

A new piece written by Debs Newbold with original songs from Sean Cooney

Touring England in October 2019

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Wednesday 16th October - Manchester, HOME Theatre 1

Thursday 17th October - Manchester, HOME Theatre 1

Friday 18th October - Bristol, Folk House

Saturday 19th October - Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall Music Room

Thursday 24th October - London, Cecil Sharp House

Friday 25th October - Gateshead, Sage Gateshead Hall 2


Commissioned by EFDSS, So It Is and English Folk Expo


The Road to Peter's Field

Peterloo Battle

Protesters from across the North West of England marched to St Peter's Field in Manchester on 16th August 1819. They marched under banners crying 'Liberty' and 'Fraternity'. These working people believed they were due a better life, with representation, freedom and the right to be heard. They were cut down by the mounted Manchester and Salford Yeomanry.

Performed by Sam Carter

Written by Sean Cooney

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With support from:

Arts Council England