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Henry Normal

Henry Normal: The Escape Plan

Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

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£14.50 (£10.50 concessions)
1 hour 50 minutes, including interval
Suitable for ages 14+

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 Normal, poet, writer and film/TV producer, is proud of his Nottingham heritage. He has a beer and a bus named after him and has been awarded honorary doctorates at both University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.  

Not heard anything that jumps from hilarious to moving in such an intelligent, subtle way as Henry Normal’s show." The Radio Times

Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit." The Guardian

Enjoy this poem Henry wrote especially for Lakeside Arts during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic:

NOTTINGHAM POETRY FESTIVALThis event is part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival taking place between Friday 6 – Sunday 15 May 2022 across the city of Nottingham. Find out more here
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