the Bluecoat: Childe of Hale: a film by Richard Whitby

24 September 2014


Free, booking recommended

Made with volunteers from the Merseyside village of Hale, Whitby’s film tells the story of John Middleton, the famous 9 ft 3 giant known as ‘The Childe of Hale’, born there in 1578. Using improvised acting and DIY methods, the film explores the flexibility of this under-documented historical narrative and encompasses several versions of Middleton’s biography, as interpreted by people from the village.

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