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Henry Normal - The Escape Plan

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The Old Courts

Crawford Street

Wigan

WN1 1NA

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An evening of pure escape with stories, jokes and poems from writer, poet and TV and film producer Henry Normal.

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Featuring all your favourite poems from his BBC Radio 4 series and his seven poetry collections.

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.

His new book ‘The Escape Plan' contains selected poems from Henry's previous seven collections from Flapjack Press. Born in St Annes, Nottingham in 1956, Henry now lives in Brighton with his wife, the screenwriter Angela Pell, and their son, Johnny. He was recently given a honorary doctorate of letters by both Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University. He has also had a beer and a bus named after him in his home city.

"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

'The poetry itself is stuff of proper substance, marrying the suburban beauty of Beatles ballads with the blunt candour of the kitchen sink' The Guardian

"The funniest man you've never heard of" The Telegraph

"Witty and uncannily accurate with his observations" - The Stage

"Distinctly funny" - Time Out

“Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal" Simon O'Hagan - Radio Times

£12.50 Standard

£9.50 - Concession*

*Concession is available to students and people receiving benefits. A valid ID must be presented on admission.

Thursday 8th October 2020 | Theatre: Entrance 4 | Doors and Bar open at 7:30pm

Over 14 with an adult

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Please note we have multiple venues in the same building and each has their own Style and Configuration, please make sure that you are comfortable with the Venue prior to booking tickets.

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Cinema/Theatre Style Layout – There will be enough seats to cover all tickets sold, this may be on an allocated or unallocated basis which will be listed prior to purchasing. All ticket holders will have access to a seat with clear view of the stage and there will be no dancefloor or standing permitted.

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