Funny Cow

Director: Adrian Shergold
Starring: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham
Duration: 103 min


Maxine Peake stars as a stand-up comic, writing and performing her act ‘Funny Cow’. With an insult-packed routine, she appears in working men’s clubs in the north of England, dreaming of making it big. But 1970s and ’80s showbiz is a man’s world and, to be accepted, she finds she must include racist and homophobic material in her sketches. Encountering both success and failure, armed only with wit and determination, she battles her way to become a respected comedian. Material for her punchy comedy is mined from her own tragic upbringing, and her troubled and abusive marriage. Written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, Funny Cow transports us to another era where the tough and gritty side of the comedy industry is exposed, and where changes in attitude are confronted head on.



7.5/10 4 ratings.

General admission screenings

Wed 25th Apr
13.10 15.35 18.20 20.40
Thu 26th Apr
20.30

Club and Group screenings

Thu 26th Apr 13.10 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Thu 26th Apr 15.35 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Thu 26th Apr 18.20 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Fri 27th Apr 13.20 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Fri 27th Apr 15.50 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Fri 27th Apr 18.10 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Sat 28th Apr 13.20 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Sat 28th Apr 15.50 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Sat 28th Apr 20.20 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Sun 29th Apr 12.40 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Sun 29th Apr 17.10 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Sun 29th Apr 19.40 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Mon 30th Apr 13.20 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Mon 30th Apr 15.50 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Mon 30th Apr 18.10 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Tue 1st May 15.50 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level. Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Tue 1st May 20.30 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Wed 2nd May 13.20 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Wed 2nd May 15.50 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Wed 2nd May 18.10 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Wed 2nd May 20.40 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Thu 3rd May 13.30 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level. Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Thu 3rd May 18.10 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Thu 3rd May 20.40 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.



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