Nigel Planer was an original member of the comedy groups at the centre of the
‘Alternative Comedy’ movement in the 1980s and starred in the seminal TV
series The Young Ones, and The Comic Strip Presents.
As well as novels, plays and TV and Radio scripts, he has been writing poetry
for over fifty years. Now he’s collected almost all of the poems into one
volume, called Making Other Plans, as in, ‘poetry is what happens when you’re
busy making other plans’ https://flapjackpress.co.uk/
His poetry has been published in the Guardian and in numerous anthologies as
well as the 1997 collection ‘Unlike the Buddha'.
Also out this summer is his latest book, Jeremiah Bourne in Time – a strange
and funny take on time-travel. https://unbound.com/books/jeremiah-bourne-in-time/
Friday 22nd March 2024
The Astor Theatre, DealBuy tickets
Sunday 24th March 2024
The Black Box, Belfast (as part of the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics)Buy tickets
Wednesday 11th September 2024
The Pound Arts Centre, CorshamBuy tickets
Thursday 12th September 2024
The Minack Theatre, CornwallBuy tickets
Friday 13th September 2024
The Gateway Theatre, SeatonBuy tickets
Saturday 5th October 2024
Seamus Heaney HomePlaceBuy tickets
Wednesday 16th October 2024
Stamford Corn ExchangeBuy tickets
Friday 11th October 2024
The Lakeside Arts, NottinghamBuy tickets
Sunday 20th October 2024
Chorley TheatreBuy tickets
Wednesday 23rd October 2024
21 Soho, LondonBuy tickets
Thursday 24th October 2024
Brewery Arts, KendalBuy tickets
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