This event has been rescheduled to 17 November 2021. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding the new date.

Writer, poet, and tv and film producer Henry Normal comes to The Met to read from his new collection The Escape Plan.

Henry performs poetry at literature festivals around the UK and has seven recent poetry books out Staring Directly at the Eclipse, Travelling Second Class Through Hope, Raining Upwards, This Phantom Breath, The Department of Lost Wishes, Swallowing the Entire Ocean and Strikingly Invisible.

He has written and performed five 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 bringing up his autistic son. His latest book A Normal Family written with his wife Angela Pell and drawing on his family experience was published in 2018. His new BBC Radio show entitled A Normal Universe was transmitted in March 2020.

Henry co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family, and co-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton Show. With Steve Coogan he co-wrote the BAFTA 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.

He was recently given a honorary doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University, another by Nottingham University, and has had a beer and a bus named after him in Nottingham!

Dates & Times

Last session: Wed 17 Feb 2021 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
Tables from £28 / £14 individual seats (prices inc fees)

Tickets are available for socially distanced tables (maximum four people per table).

Smaller parties can purchase individual seats in the balcony. We have removed many of the balcony seats to allow you to sit in socially distanced groups.

Covid Safety at The Met

If you’re ready to come and join us at The Met again here’s some information about what we’re doing, and what you can do, as we safely welcome you back to live events.

Learn about our COVID Safety measures

Related events

Music -

The Wedding Present

Idiosyncratic post-punk legends.

Book
Last session: Thu 1 Apr 2021 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

First Thursday Comedy

Rescheduled to Thursday 1 July.

Read more
Last session: Sat 31 Jul 2021 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Both Sides Now: The Joni Mitchell Celebration Concert

Rescheduled to Saturday 5 March 2022.

Read more