Lenny Henry

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Lenny Henry is a stranger to the concept of volume control - in his clothes as much as in his voice. It is no coincidence that two of his previous live shows have gone by the unambiguous titles of Loud! and Larger than Life, and that his current tour (his largest yet) is entitled Large!. On stage, he displays all the excess energy of Don Juan on Viagra. Audiences tend to get swept along by his boundless enthusiasm.

The Albans Arena, St Albans (01727 844488) tonight; The Hexagon, Reading (0118 960 6060) tomorrow & Mon; De Montfort, Leicester (0116 233 3111) Thur; the Opera House, Buxton (01298 72190) Fri

James Rampton