Lenny Henry announces 'An Evening With' UK tour for 2019 - get tickets now

2 October 2019, 12:06

Lenny Henry
Picture: Lenny Henry

By Tom Eames

Legendary comedian Sir Lenny Henry will head out on a brand new UK tour this autumn.

Starting on October 20 at Birmingham’s Hippodrome, Sir Lenny will make appearances throughout the UK, including shows at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre and the Blackpool Opera House, before finishing on November 29 at Stoke’s Regent Theatre.

An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again? will take audiences through a 'jam session of funny and sad memories', from growing up in the Black Country to school, friendship, family secrets and dealing with racism.

He will also be interviewed by friend and author Jon Canter, for more recollections of his life and career, followed by questions from the audience.

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“I’m looking forward to travelling around and telling these stories,” Lenny said. “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.”

The dates in full are:

20 October 2019 – Hippodrome, Birmingham
21 October 2019 – City Hall, Sheffield
22 October 2019 – Barbican, York
24 October 2019 – Fairfield Hall, Croydon
25 October 2019 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
26 October 2019 – Colosseum, Watford
27 October 2019 – Anvil, Basingstoke
29 October 2019 – Town Hall, Leeds
30 October 2019 – City Hall, Hull
31 October 2019 – Sage, Gateshead
01 November 2019 – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
03 November 2019 – Blackpool Opera House
04 November 2019 – The Lowry, Salford
05 November 2019 – St George’s Hall, Bradford
06 November 2019 – Empire, Liverpool
08 November 2019 – Empire, Hackney
09 November 2019 – Guildhall, Southampton
10 November 2019 – Plymouth Pavilions
11 November 2019 – Oxford New Theatre
12 November 2019 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
14 November 2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
15 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
16 November 2019 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
17 November 2019 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
18 November 2019 – Derngate, Northampton
20 November 2019 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
21 November 2019 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
22 November 2019 – Town Hall, Dudley
24 November 2019 – Portsmouth Guildhall
25 November 2019 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
26 November 2019 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
27 November 2019 – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
28 November 2019 – Bath Forum
29 November 2019 – Regent Theatre, Stoke