This event has been rescheduled from Autumn 2020.
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.
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 Show , Paul 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.
PRESS + REVIEWS
"Not heard anything that jumps from hilarious to moving in such an intelligent, subtle way as Henry Normal's show" 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
Our venue capacities have been reduced to allow for social distancing and to ensure your visit is safe.
Please refer to your ticket for staggered audience arrival times.
Tickets are available in fixed groups of 2-4 maintaining 1m+ from other audience members in the performance space. Each group must only consist of one household or support bubble. Please try to book the relevant seating for your household. If your desired seating group is not available or for single tickets, please contact the box office directly.
Please note that all staff and visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering at all times whilst in our venue, including for the duration of the performance, except when consuming food or drink. If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering, please let one of our team know when you arrive so they can make sure not to disturb you during the show.
Additional Covid-19 safety measures may be put in place, such as temperature checks and changes to arrival times and are subject to change at short notice. Please look out for your pre-show email which you will receive with the latest information about the event.
If Government guidance changes and we are unable to proceed with the performance you have booked for, please be assured that you will be offered an exchange or refund on your tickets.
Level access seating, wheelchair spaces + essential companion tickets are available from the box office directly on 0161 912 5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
90mins, plus one interval.
- May 12, 2021, 8:30 p.m. → Book Now