WIN: Tickets to see Funny Cow at Clevedon’s Curzon cinema

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 June 2018

Funny Cow will be at the Curzon cinema in Clevedon.

Funny Cow will be at the Curzon cinema in Clevedon.

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The struggles of a female comedian will be told in the latest film premiering at Clevedon’s Curzon cinema.

The Curzon cinema. Picture: Frederico Colarejo.The Curzon cinema. Picture: Frederico Colarejo.

Funny Cow charts the rise to stardom of a female comedian through the 1970s and 80s.

It is against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the north of England.

The Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage – seeking inspiration from her troubled childhood and her turbulent adult relationships.

The film will hit out at the tragedy of a stand-up comedienne in an all-male working world.

Shameless’ Maxine Peake will play the title role alongside Peaky Blinders actor Tony Pitt as her violent soul mate, Bob.

Hot Fuzz’s Paddy Considine will play the comedian’s lover and Boardwalk Empire’s Stephen Graham will play her father as well as her brother Mike.

The film is full of hilarious anecdotes and jokes as well as a humbling truth about the struggles faced by women trying to make it in a man’s world.

The film is directed by Adrian Shergold, known for his work in Mad Dogs, Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman and Holding On.

Funny Cow will be at Clevedon’s Curzon cinema, in Old Church Road from tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £5-23, are available from www.curzon.org.uk

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

This competition will close at 9am on Monday.

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

By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant about the prize.

Curzon staff and volunteers are not eligible to enter this competition.


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