Armed only with a chair and a mic, stories, jokes and poetry Henry Normal takes on the world looking for a win-win situation.
Henry is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.
Henry co-wrote and script-edited the multi-award winning _The Mrs Merton Show_ and the spin off series _Mrs Merton and Malcolm_. He also co-wrote the first series of _The Royle Family _and the BAFTA award-winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible,_ all three of Steve Coogan's live tours and the film _The Parole Officer_.
Henry set up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in the 90s, which have produced highlights such as _Philomena, I Believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle, Marion and Geof, Nighty Night, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge._
Since retiring in April 2016, Henry has written and performed eight _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 his family. His ninth show _A Normal Community_ will
be recorded in June 2022 for transmission in the summer.
Now Henry Normal returns to the Music Room with his show _Sit Down Poetry_ - it's like stand up poetry, but more thoughtful and relaxed and easier on the legs!