Interviews and Reenactments

Conspiracy Turned Performance: An Interview with David Benson
In this interview, David goes into depth about his performance that he gives as well as how he came to be interested in the Cato Street Conspiracy. He explains how he has turned the conspiracy itself into a performance to inform modern-day people. The interview took place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 at the Duke of York Pub, Harrowby Street as a part of the bicentenary commemoration for the Cato Street Conspiracy.
Give Me Death or Liberty: A Performance by David Benson
James Ings, one of the conspirators, as he was being sentenced to death sung the song “Give Me Death or Liberty”. In this performance, David explains the relevance and the origin of the song “Give Me Death or Liberty”. The performance took place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 at the Duke of York Pub, Harrowby Street as a part of the bicentenary commemoration for the Cato Street Conspiracy.
'Cato Street 1820'
Trailer for David Benson's 'Cato Street 1820' Performance
The Legacy of a Conspirator: An Interview with Sue Dowd
In this interview Sue goes into detail about her ancestor’s, John Shaw Strange, life after the conspiracy. She speaks of what life in Australia was like and what he eventually made of his life after he was accused of treason and being a conspirator. The interview took place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 at the Duke of York Pub, Harrowby Street as a part of the bicentenary commemoration for the Cato Street Conspiracy.
Transported: An Interview with Kieran Hannon
In this interview Kieran recounts the history of the men that were exiled to Australia. His ancestor was on the same ship that took the conspirators to Australia. He recounts what life was like for the men after the conspiracy and after they had settled into life in Australia. The interview took place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 at the Duke of York Pub, Harrowby Street as a part of the bicentenary commemoration for the Cato Street Conspiracy.
John Harrison: A Reenactment by Gary Kane
In this reenactment, Gary Kane gives the audience a portrayal of one of the conspirators, John Harrison. He was one of the conspirators that was hung, drawn and quartered for treason. The reenactment took place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 at the Duke of York Pub, Harrowby Street as a part of the bicentenary commemoration for the Cato Street Conspiracy.
Inspired by Peterloo: An Interview with Charlotte Peters Rock
In this interview, Charlotte explains the Peterloo Massacre and how it related to and in the end eventually led to the Cato Street Conspiracy. The interview took place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 at the Duke of York Pub, Harrowby Street as a part of the bicentenary commemoration for the Cato Street Conspiracy.
"The Boroughreeve an' The Magistrates"
A song written and performed by Charlotte Peters Rock

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