Watch the haunting new trailer for Cotton Panic! starring the ethereal Jane Horrocks. The film hints at the amazing soundtrack you’ll hear as part of this compelling show about the Manchester Cotton Famine.

Cotton Panic! tells the story of the catastrophe that befell the North and its people, all thanks to events that took place thousands of miles away. Created by Jane Horrocks, Nick Vivian and Wrangler, featuring Stephen Mallinder of the great Cabaret Voltaire, the show uses a compelling collage of live music, drama, words and film to evoke an era lost to history: of hard work, of passion, and of the North of England’s inspiring solidarity with the slaves of the American South.


Cotton Panic! premieres at MIF17, 8-15 July, Upper Campfield Market Hall.

 

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