Funny Cow

Director: Adrian Shergold
Starring: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine
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
15.40 18.10
Thu 26th Apr
20.30
Fri 27th Apr
13.50 16.20 18.45
Sat 28th Apr
15.50
Sun 29th Apr
13.00 15.30
Mon 30th Apr
13.15 15.40 21.10
Tue 1st May
20.10
Wed 2nd May
13.00 15.30

Club and Group screenings

Wed 25th Apr 11.00 Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one.
Thu 26th Apr 13.20 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.
Sat 28th Apr 17.40 The Box: This screening takes place in The Box - our boutique screen which comprises of 25 double seated sofas.
Sat 28th Apr 20.10 The Box: This screening takes place in The Box - our boutique screen which comprises of 25 double seated sofas.
Sun 29th Apr 18.10 The Box: This screening takes place in The Box - our boutique screen which comprises of 25 double seated sofas.
Tue 1st May 12.45 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 13.20 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 15.50 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 18.00 The Box: This screening takes place in The Box - our boutique screen which comprises of 25 double seated sofas.



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