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Nigel Planer

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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/

Wednesday 11th September 2024

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

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Thursday 12th September 2024

The Minack Theatre, Cornwall

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Friday 13th September 2024

The Gateway Theatre, Seaton

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Saturday 5th October 2024

Seamus Heaney HomePlace

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Tuesday 8th October 2024

Norwich Arts Centre

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Wednesday 9th October 2024

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Music Room)

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Thursday 10th October 2024

The Met, Bury

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Friday 11th October 2024

The Lakeside Arts, Nottingham

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Wednesday 16th October 2024

Stamford Corn Exchange

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Saturday 19th October 2024

The Courthouse, Otley

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Sunday 20th October 2024

Chorley Theatre

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Wednesday 23rd October 2024

21 Soho, London

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Thursday 24th October 2024

Brewery Arts, Kendal

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Friday 25th October 2024

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

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Saturday 26th October 2024

Pocklington Arts Centre

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Sunday 27th October 2024

The Forum, Northallerton

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Monday 28th June 2024

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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Tuesday 29th October 2024

The Studio, Bradford

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Thursday 31st October 2024

Colchester Arts Centre

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