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'.
Also out this summer is his latest book, Jeremiah Bourne in Time – a strange
and funny take on time-travel. https://unbound.com/books/jeremiah-bourne-in-time/
Monday 25th September 2023
The Pleasance, LondonBuy tickets
Tuesday 10th October 2023
Chipping Norton TheatreBuy tickets
Wednesday 11th October 2023
Clevedon Community TheatreBuy tickets
Thursday 12th October 2023
Exeter PhoenixBuy tickets
Friday 13th October 2023
Reading ArtsBuy tickets
Saturday 14th October 2023
Riverhouse Barn, Walton-On-ThamesBuy tickets
Sunday 15th October 2023
The Astor Theatre, DealBuy tickets
Tuesday 31st October 2023
The Plough Arts Centre, Great TorringtonBuy tickets
Wednesday 1st November 2023
Taunton BrewhouseBuy tickets
Thursday 2nd November 2023
The Assembly Rooms, LudlowBuy tickets
Friday 3rd November 2023
The Assembly Rooms @ Devizes Town HallBuy tickets
Saturday 4th November 2023
The Attic, SouthamptonBuy tickets
Tuesday 7th November 2023
The Komedia, BrightonBuy tickets
Friday 10th November 2023
The Storyhouse, ChesterBuy tickets
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.
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.
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