AFTER 30 years of making critically-acclaimed TV and film, Bafta-award-winning programmes writer and producer Henry Normal has returned to his first love of poetry with a new live tour which is coming to Komedia Brighton on April 27.

He has also published a new poetry collection and has a new Radio 4 show.

Henry, who has lived in Brighton with his family for more than 20 years, has embarked upon a poetry renaissance inspired by his experiences bringing up his autistic son Johnny.

The result is a funny and moving collection of work, both on the page and the stage, about life and family.

His brand new live show “The Escape Plan” is touring in theatres around the country, and draws on more than 40 years of work, featuring stories, jokes and poems from his successful BBC Radio 4 series and his seven poetry collections.

His latest poetry book of the same name is his eighth published collection and is released today. A selective works in hardback, this latest volume features over 250 of his favourite and most popular poems.

Henry’s original Baby Cow office was established in Brighton and it has continued to be his creative base ever since. Having brought his family up in the city, Henry has written many poems about Brighton, as well as writing his best-selling book A Normal Family which is all set there.

He continues to be a big part of the community and among other things is a patron and Trustee of Phoenix Art Space, the biggest independent art gallery and studio facility in Brighton

“A Normal Universe” is Henry’s new BBC Radio 4 show. Broadcasting tomorrow it’s the sixth instalment in this acclaimed series in which Henry uses poetry, storytelling and comedy to explore life’s big questions.

The series started with “A Normal Family” in 2016 which centred around Johnny, and what his autism diagnosis meant for the family.

The show was hugely well-received, not only leading to further episodes but also to the commission of Henry’s best-selling book “A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son” which he co-wrote with his wife Angela Pell.

The book received as much praise from critics as from families touched by autism.

Henry’s TV output includes some of the nation’s best loved programmes.

Now, Henry is returning to his poetic roots and taking his new 90 minute show to theatres around the UK on his first major tour – a chance to see “the Alan Bennett of poetry”.