Edge Street Live presents:
Henry Normal & Nigel Planer
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, Doctor Terrible and all three of Steve’s live tours and the film The Parole Officer.
‘the Alan Bennett of poetry’ The Scotsman
‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit’ The Guardian
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’.
The show will be followed by a Q&A by both Henry and Nigel
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)