A VALENTINE'S night with a difference is being performed by a top comic TV screenwriter.

Henry Normal, who wrote the multi-award winning Mrs Merton show, has created a new production of his own.

Returning to his roots as a poet and wordsmith, his one man show, The Escape Plan, brings poetry to Knutsford on the most romantic night of the year.

The writer will be on stage at The Little Theatre on Monday, February 14.

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Paul Langley, of local entertainment stalwarts LoL Cheshire, who are promoting the event, said: "We are delighted to be able to bring an iconic figure from the last 30 years of comedy back up north for this evening.

"The Little Theatre is the perfect venue for an intimate and relaxed evening of humour and the spoken word."

Henry, 66, now lives in Brighton with wife and screenwriter Angela Pell, and their son Johnny.

He co-wrote and scripted every episode of the Mrs Merton show and the spin off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm.

He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of the Royle Family.

Henry worked with Steve Coogan to develop the iconic Alan Partridge character.

The pair went on to set up Baby Cow productions famous for such legendary shows as Gavin and Stacey and Red Dwarf.

Henry is founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival, now the Literature Festival.

In 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television.

Since retiring, Henry has written and performed seven BBC Radio 4 shows, combining comedy, poetry and stories about his life and family.

He is now embarking on a national tour with his new show.

There are still a handful of tickets priced £12.50 available.

To book visit ticketsource.co.uk