Henry Normal, better known as co-writer of award winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf and producer of amongst many others Oscar nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge is coming to The Hive to run a comedy writing workshop from 4.30 to 5.30pm on Wednesday, 16 May.
Henry recently returned to his first love: poetry and will be reading poems from his book Raining Upwards from 7 to 8.30pm. He is establishing himself as a headlining poet at Literature Festivals, theatres and other venues. His poems have recently appeared in the Guardian, regularly on various BBC radio 4 shows and are promoted widely by the National Autistic Society and other charities for which he works
Writing comedy for TV and Film – a workshop with Henry Normal – Wed, 16 May
Participate in a workshop with the hugely talented Henry Normal who has been working in TV and film for 25 years. Henry was co-writer of the Royle Family, Mrs Merton, Paul Calf, Coogan’s Run and the film the Parole Officer as well as producer of Gavin and Stacey, the Mighty Boosh, Moone Boy and the Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa and Philomena. Needless to say, Henry knows his comedy!
Wednesday 16 May, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
£15 per person and this price includes a free ticket for Henry’s ‘Raining Upwards’ poetry performance in the evening.
Henry Normal – Raining Upwards – Wed, 16 May
The Hive is delighted to welcome the award-winning producer and poet Henry Normal as he reads from his latest collection entitled Raining Upwards
Henry, born in Nottingham, is a writer, poet and TV and film producer. He is the founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.
Since retiring in April 2016 Henry has written and performed two BBC Radio 4 shows ‘A Normal Family’ and ‘A Normal Life’ combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son.
Raining Upwards is Henry’s first book with all new poetry in over 20 years. It contains 100 poems exploring science, nature, humanity and other important matters we are usually too busy to think about.
‘Succinct, heartrending and peppered with gentle punchlines’ – Hannah Verdier, The Guardian
Wednesday 16 May, 7 – 8.30pm.
£10 per person. £5 for concessions.
For those who have booked onto Henry’s ‘Writing Comedy for TV and Film’ have their admission for this performance included in the original price.