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Henry Normal: Everything and More

An evening of poetry, storytelling and comedy with BAFTA award-winner Henry Normal, writer of the beloved sitcom The Royle Family.

25 April


The McCarthy

1h 45m (including interval)


Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of Nottingham Poetry Festival.

He was co-writer and script editor of the multi-award-winning The Mrs Merton Show, spin-off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm, and The Royle Family with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash. Since founding Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan in 1990, he's produced and script-edited hits such as the Oscar-nominated film Philomena, I Believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Nighty Night, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf, Hunderby, and Alan Partridge.

Since retiring in 2016, Henry's written and performed ten BBC Radio 4 shows combining poetry, comedy and stories about his family. In this brand new show, he's concentrating on everything: expect an entertaining evening of jokes, poems and stories, digging deep into the subject of every single thing in the universe and beyond...

Age guidance: 16+

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

"The Alan Bennett of poetry." The Scotsman

"Wittily and uncannily accurate with his observations." The Stage

"It's a rare and lovely thing: half an hour of radio that stops you short, gently demands your attention and then wipes your tears away while you have to have a little sit down." The Guardian

Some swearing and sexual content




25th April




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