Henry Normal

The Escape Plan

Fri 14 May 2021 / 8:00pm Darwen Library Theatre
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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.



“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