The Showroom

Richard Whitby: Childe of Hale

Monday 1 December 2014, 7–8.30pm

Screening at 7pm, followed by refreshments

Free, no booking required


Made with volunteers from the Merseyside village of Hale, Childe of Hale (2014, video, 25 mins) 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.

Richard Whitby: Childe of Hale is funded by Arts Council England.