WIN: Tickets to see Fisherman's Friend at Clevedon's Curzon

PUBLISHED: 14:00 21 March 2019

Fisherman's Friends will be screened in cinemas tomorrow. Picture: Cinemablend

Fisherman's Friends will be screened in cinemas tomorrow. Picture: Cinemablend


A true story focusing on the exploits of a group of Cornish fishermen is being played out at cinemas this week.

Clevedon’s Curzon cinema will transport viewers to Port Isaac, in Cornwall, through a screening of Fisherman’s Friends, the tale of a group of shanty singers who were signed by Universal Records.

A fast living, cynical London music executive Danny (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a colleague’s stag weekend where he is pranked by his boss, (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen.

He becomes the ultimate fish out of water, struggling to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune.

Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s scepticism about the music business, Danny finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship.

As Danny is drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own rationale and what really matters, ultimately giving him the chance of a different kind of success.

The film, based on the true story of the band, who signed a deal in 2010 and released a top-10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties.

The film stars an ensemble cast headed by James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton with David Hayman, Dave Johns, Maggie Steed, Sam Swainsbury and Christian Brassington playing key supporting roles.

The Times has teamed up with the Curzon to offer one reader a pair of tickets to see the film.

This competition will close at 10am on Monday.

Usual Archant competition rules apply, and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this competition, you agree to contacted about it by Archant. Curzon staff and volunteers are not eligible to enter.

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