Concerts


Henry Normal

Henry is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, 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-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton show and the spin off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family.

With Steve Coogan he co-wrote the BAFTA winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctoer Terrible and all three of Steve's live tours and the film The Parole Officer.

Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1990, Henry Executive Produced all and script edited many of the shows of it's 17 and a half year output during his tenure as MD.

Highlights of the Baby Cow output during his time include Philomena, I believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle, Marion and Geof, Nghty Night, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge.

Since retiring in April 2016, Henry has written and performed five BBC Radio 4 shows 'a normal family', 'a normal life', 'a normal love', 'a normal creativity' and 'a normal nature' combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son.

in 2018 Henry recorded an episode of 'Poetry Please' which he curated and co-presented with Roger McGough. Henry has also appeared as a guest on 'Quote Unquote', 'The Verb' and many other radio shows.

Born in St Anne's, Nottingham in 1956, Henry now lives in Brighton with his wife and screen writer Angela Pell and their son Johnny.

In April 2018, Two Roads publishers released his latest book 'A Normal Family' which was written with his wife Angela Pell, drawing on his family experience. It immediately became a best seller on Amazon and has already been re-printed. The paperback was released on 21st March 2019.

Although at only 20 years of age and an outsider artist, Henry's son Johnny was given his own month long art exhibition in April 2018 at Phoenix entitled, 'Art by Johnny'. The exhibition was an acclaimed success and broke attendance records.

Henry performs poetry at Literature Festival's around the UK and has seven recent poetry books out; 'Staring Directly at the Eclipse', 'Travelling Second Class Through Hope', Raining Upwards', 'This Phantom Breath', The Department of Lost Wishes', 'Swallowing the Entire Ocean' and 'Strikingly Invisible'.

He was recently given an honourary doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University, another by Nottingham University and has a beer and a bus named after him in Nottingham!

His new BBC Radio show is entitled 'A Normal Universe' and will be transmitted 17th March 2020. The new collection is a selected works entitled 'The Escape Plan' and will be release on 16th March 2020.

 

Wednesday 29th April

Kings Place, London

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Thursday 30th April

Derby Hall @ The Met, Bury

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Friday 26th June

The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

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Wednesday 9th September

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

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Wednesday 23rd September

Stamford Corn Exchange

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Friday 2nd October

Laugharne Weekend, Laugharne

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Thursday 8th October

The Old Courts, Wigan

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Thursday 22nd October

Sale Waterside

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Wednesday 11th November

The Leadmill, Sheffield

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Thursday 12th November

Garret Theatre, Chester (As part of Chester Literature Festival)

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Friday 13th November

Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen

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Tuesday 24th November

Komedia, Brighton

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Thursday 14th January

Norwich Arts Centre

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Wednesday 10th February

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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Thursday 11th February 2021

King's Hall, Ilkley

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Friday 12th February

Folk House, Bristol

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