SIR Lenny Henry, Dudley's most famous son, will return to the Black Country for a special hometown show later this year.

The comedian, actor and writer, who was born and raised in Dudley, will perform at the Town Hall on Friday November 22, for the first time since 2011.

His new show is called An Evening With Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again? which is based on his memoirs, which are due to be published in October.

The show will see Sir Lenny recall stories from life growing up in the Black Country. In the second part of the performance he will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Jon Canter before taking questions from the audience.

Sir Lenny Henry said: "I’m looking forward to travelling round 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 pubs, clubs 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.”

Alex Jackson, booker for Dudley Borough Halls, said: "We’re hugely honoured to welcome the legendary Sir Lenny Henry back home to Dudley for what promises to be a very special evening.

"Sir Lenny is Dudley’s most famous son. He was quite rightly granted freedom of the borough in 2013 and was awarded a knighthood in 2015.

"We last had the pleasure of hosting a show with Lenny in 2011, and we really can’t wait to see him back on stage here again later this year.”

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday May 17.