Henry Normal

Sat 25 January

Henry Normal

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THE ESCAPE PLAN – (45 mins x2)

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 has a brand new show on BBC Radio 4 on 17th March

His new book The Escape Plan will be the Best Of all his works so far, out also in March 2020.


‘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 the stuff of proper substance, marrying the suburban beauty of Beatles ballads with the blunt candour of the kitchen sink’

The Guardian

‘idiosyncratic and effortlessly funny’

Radio Times

‘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