This immersive experience draws together the story of the Peterloo Massacre in the city of August 1819 and the heyday of Rave - Madchester 1988-1991. The production, which will mark the silver anniversary of the start of the Madchester era, is written by Polly Wiseman, directed by Paul Jepson, and is scheduled for June 2013 at a secret venue, in Manchester city centre.
In an underground club in Manchester, two groups of idealists meet. Both are looking for utopia, or, at the very least, something like euphoria. Both are being hounded by the law. And both are hoping for the night of their lives. They just happen to come from different centuries…
This unique production brings the changing face of protest in our radical city vividly to life – from the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 to the late 80s acid house scene, through to today. Cultures clash as fateful protest meets party central in a rich mix of tunes and ecstasy, life-changing conversations and powerful images.
Manchester Sound: The Massacre runs from 8 June - 6 July.