Henry Normal - COLLECTED POEMS and other landfill on Sunday 19th March 2023
The very latest and greatest poetry of Henry Normal. 90 minutes that’s been a lifetime in the making.
We are producing another UK Tour for the award winning poet and writer Henry Normal to promote his recent Poetry Collection, compiled from 11 highly acclaimed poetry books and on the back of another hilarious Radio 4 Xmas show.
Since retiring from TV and Film production in 2016, Henry has written and performed multiple BBC Radio 4 shows combining comedy, poetry and stories about family. His tenth show ‘A Normal Home’ was recorded last month for transmission at peak Radio 4 listening time on the 20th December 2022.
Henry is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television.
He co-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton show and the spin off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. With Steve Coogan he co-wrote the BAFTA winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan’s Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible and all three of Steve’s live tours and the film The Parole Officer.
‘Succinct, heartrending and peppered with gentle punchlines’Hannah Verdier, The Guardian
‘Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal’ Simon O’Hagan – Radio Times
‘The Alan Bennett of poetry’The Scotsman
‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit’The Guardian
‘A mixture of the absurd and downright wacky…a gentle giant of stand-up poetry’The List
Start time: 8pm
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