Sir Lenny Henry announces UK tour | To tie in with the publication of his memoirs

Sir Lenny Henry announces UK tour

To tie in with the publication of his memoirs

Sir Lenny Henry has announced a new tour to coincide with the publication of his memoirs.

The comic has announced a 34-date tour of An Evening with Lenny Henry - Who Am I, Again? starting in Birmingham on 20 October. 

In part one of the show, Sir Lenny will share stories from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism.

In part two, he will be interviewed by his friend, the broadcaster and author Jon Canter, followed by questions from the audience.

Sir Lenny 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.’ 

His book – which Chortle first reported back in October 2017- will be out on Faber on October 3. It is described as a ‘heartfelt and hilarious’ portrait of his early years that touches on migration, race, home and family. Click here to order.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, and the tour dates are.

20 October: Birmingham Hippodrome
21 October: Sheffield City Hall
22 October: York Barbican
24 October: Croydon Fairfield Hall
25 October: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
26 October: Watford Colosseum
27 October: Basingstoke Anvil
29 October: Leeds Town Hall
30 October: Hull City Hall
31 October: Gateshead Sage
1 November: Edinburgh Edinburgh International Conference Centre
3 November: Blackpool Opera House
4 November: Salford The Lowry
5 November: Bradford St George’s Hall
6 November: Liverpool Empire
8 November: Hackney Empire
9 November: Southampton Guildhall
10 November: Plymouth Pavilions
11 November: Oxford New Theatre
12 November: Bournemouth Pavilion
14 November: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
15 November: Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
16 November: Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
17 November: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
18 November: Northampton Derngate
20 November: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
21 November: Leicester De Montfort Hall
22 November: Dudley Town Hall
24 November: Portsmouth Guildhall
25 November: Cambridge Corn Exchange
26 November: Ipswich Regent Theatre
27 November: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
28 November: Bath Forum
29 November: Stoke Regent Theatre

Published: 13 May 2019

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