Henry Normal: Staring Directly at the Eclipse

Wednesday 3rd May
By Alice Mason

Henry Normal, multi award winning TV producer and writer (The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show) took to the stage at the Philharmonic Music Room on Wednesday 3rd May. He performed his work from his book, Staring Directly at the Eclipse, a stunning collection of poetry about love, death and every other subject in between. Some poems were short and sweet - leaving you want more. The whole room was enchanted. Henry paused in between his poetry to talk to the audience about the inspiration of each poem, his life and comedy. Very few poets are able to mix humour and comedy - yet he surpasses as one of the very few. Overall, this was a night that had everyone laughing with some very sweet moments for the audience to reflect on.