26th July 2018
Funny Cow charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970's and 1980's. It is set against the backdrop of working men's clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the North of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, the Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, 'Funny Cow' delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.
Maxine Peake plays the role of a lifetime as 'Funny Cow' with Tony Pitts as her tragic soul mate 'Bob' Paddy Considine as her middle class lover and Stephen Graham playing two roles as her brother 'Mike' and her dad. Written by Tony Pitts, Directed by Adrian Shergold, with Richard Hawley providing the soundtrack and music.