Henry Normal: The Escape Plan

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.

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 as well as the Mrs Merton Show, Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible and the film The Parole Officer.

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. We're excited to present Henry Normal especially after listening to his Ageing podcast on BBC Sounds.

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

Radio Times

This evening's performance is presented by Edge Street Live.


110mins including an interval