Henry Normal – The Escape Plan

Part of Chester Literature Festival Running from
Next event: Saturday 20 November at 8pm
  • Members: £11.25
    Non-members: £12.50 / £10 Aged under 26 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
    Unreserved seating

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  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Chester Literature Festival

Henry Normal – The Escape Plan has been postponed until Saturday 20 November 2021 (8pm). 

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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.

Duration

Approx 110 mins

Time details

Includes an interval

Upcoming events

Saturday 20 November 8pm Garret Theatre Tickets from £11.25 Limited Availability

Reviews

Not heard anything that jumps from hilarious to moving in such an intelligent, subtle way as Henry Normal's show
The Alan Bennett of poetry
Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit
A mixture of the absurd and downright wacky...a gentle giant of stand-up poetry
The funniest man you've never heard of
The poetry itself is stuff of proper substance, marrying the suburban beauty of Beatles ballads with the blunt candour of the kitchen sink
Witty and uncannily accurate with his observations
Distinctly funny
Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal

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