WHO’S IN IT?

Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything), Stephen Graham (This Is England), Paddy Considine (Journeyman), Tony Pitts (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Lindsey Coulson (AKA), Kevin Eldon (Hot Fuzz), Christine Bottomley (Hush), Hannah Walters (Walk Like A Panther), John Bishop (Route Irish), Vic Reeves (Churchill: The Hollywood Years), Corinne Bailey Rae (film debut), Richard Hawley (film debut), Kevin Rowland (film debut), Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life on the Road), Hebe Beardsall (Still Life), Macy Shackleton (The Selfish Child)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint), director; Tony Pitts (film debut), writer; Kevin Proctor (film debut) and Mark Vennis (Studs), producers; Richard Hawley (Flick), composer; Tony Slater Ling (Access All Areas), cinematographer; Tania Reddin (Journey’s End), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A female comedienne (Peake), known as “Funny Cow”, struggles to make a name for herself in the male-dominated Northern England comedy clubs of the 1970s and 1980s, all while dealing with several personal issues including her abusive marriage to the violent Bob (Pitts)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Maxine Peake makes ‘em laugh and so much more in this riveting and inspiring film about a woman who despite the odds never gives up on her simple dream of making people laugh.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 2018