Henry Normal: The Escape Plan

An evening of pure escape with stories, jokes and poems from writer, poet and TV and film producer Henry Normal. Featuring all your favourite poems from his BBC Radio 4 series and his seven poetry collections.

About Henry Normal:

Henry Normal is a writer, poet and TV and Film producer and 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-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. He also co-wrote the Mrs Merton ShowPaul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible and the film The Parole Officer.

Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1999 Henry executive produced all, and script edited many of the shows of its seventeen and a half year output during his tenure as MD.

Since retiring from TV in April 2016 Henry has written and performed six BBC Radio 4 shows combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son.

Not heard anything that jumps from hilarious to moving in such an intelligent, subtle way as Henry Normal's show

Radio Times

Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit.

The Guardian

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Prices

Full Price: £18

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Details

Venue: Mill Studio

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Show Times

Fri 27 May, 7:45pm

Accessibility

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Advisory Info

Recommended for ages 14+.

Contains adult language and themes.