THE LEGENDARY Sir Lenny Henry is officially on the road on a brand new UK tour set to run throughout the autumn.
Following the October publication of his memoir, Henry will travel the length, breadth and width of the country with An Evening with Lenny Henry – Who Am I, Again?, which opened up in Birmingham last month.
In part one of the show, Henry takes the audience through a jam session of stories both funny and sad – triggered when writing his memoir – from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism.
With his mother’s mantra of ‘H’integration’ echoing in his ears, Henry will recount setting out on his roller coaster ride of a career – but at every stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this what they want?
In part two, Henry is interviewed by author, co-writer and friend Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience.
Henry said: “I’m looking forward to travelling around and telling these stories. Writing the book was a huge feat and I’m very proud of it – I can’t wait to share more stories and fun about growing up in the Midlands, my early days in the clubs, pubs and discotheques and of course working on Tiswas, Three of a Kind and The Lenny Henry Show.
“The show promises to be an evening of memories, laughter and fun – I can’t wait to get started.”
Henry has been a comedian since the age of 16. He has risen from being a cult star on children’s television to one of Britain’s best-known and most celebrated comedians, as well as a writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief, and an award-winning actor. Henry has a PhD in Media Arts, and in 2015 was awarded a knighthood for services to charity and drama.
Tour organisers have implored all fans to come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour and help Henry figure out ‘Who Am I Again?’ Tickets are on sale now.
An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again?
29 October 2019 Leeds: Town Hall
30 October 2019 Hull: City Hall
31 October 2019 Gateshead: Sage
01 November 2019 Edinburgh: The Queen’s Hall
03 November 2019 Blackpool: Opera House
04 November 2019 Salford: The Lowry
05 November 2019 Bradford: St George’s Hall
06 November 2019 Liverpool: Empire
08 November 2019 Hackney: Empire
09 November 2019 Southampton: Guildhall
10 November 2019 Plymouth: Pavilions
11 November 2019 Oxford: New Theatre
12 November 2019 Bournemouth: Pavilion
14 November 2019 Nottingham: Royal Concert Hall
15 November 2019 Tunbridge Wells: Assembly Hall
16 November 2019 Cardiff: Wales Millennium Centre
17 November 2019 Coventry: Warwick Arts Centre
18 November 2019 Northampton: Derngate
20 November 2019 Southend: Cliffs Pavilion
21 November 2019 Leicester: De Montfort Hall
22 November 2019 Dudley: Town Hall
24 November 2019 Portsmouth: Guildhall
25 November 2019 Cambridge: Corn Exchange
26 November 2019 Ipswich: Regent Theatre
27 November 2019 Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre
28 November 2019 Bath: Forum
29 November 2019 Stoke: Regent Theatre