Coming soon to Showcase cinemas is the new British comedy Destination: Dewsbury. Back in the 80s, five inseparable friends cause ruckus in their schooldays. Twenty years on and they’ve got jobs they don’t want, and wives who don’t want them. The leader of the gang, Frankie, is now dying in Yorkshire. The others find out and get together for one last sad, mad, bad road trip to Dewsbury, before it’s all too late.
Destination: Dewsbury was made on a small budget of £150K, with an average crew age of 21 – with irreverent, shockwave comedy that aims to fill the void in the UK comedy mainstream. With a touch of staple English sitcoms, iconic film comedies and a wild imagination, the film is a blend of new talent and tone. Director and co-writer Jack Spring sees the film as a “middle-aged version of The Inbetweeners. It’s got real heart and strikes a comedic and emotional chord with a huge spectrum of people; it’s a proper laugh-out-loud comedy that touches the heart”.
The film will have two premieres to mark its theatrical road trip – the first on Saturday 23rd February in its hometown of Dewsbury, and its UK capital touchdown on the 24th February at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. Attending the events will be the film’s main cast, director Jack Spring, and special guests.