COMEDY poet John Hegley will take his new show, The Adventures on Monsieur Robinet, to The Met, in Bury, on Friday July 2.

Hegley tells tales about a Frenchman with some unusual (but clean) habits, which include burying his dog’s kennel and his own luggage pieces. The stories appear alongside other new works, which include an address to aliens on the subject of transport a poem about a non-talking parrot and some animal impersonations with the aid of a handkerchief.

Hegley is known as a poet and singer with a common and comedic touch. He has produced ten books of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and one mug, but his largest source of income is from stages on his native island.

An Edinburgh Festival regular, he is noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchieves and the misery of human existence.

Tickets cost £12, £8 for concessions, and are available from or by ringing 0161 761 2216.