Henry's playwriting debut, the production was rapturously received when he performed it at the Bush Theatre in London in May, attracting five star notices in the Guardian and Telegraph among others.
In the comedic drama, the stand-up plays August Henderson, a member of the Windrush generation who has built a life in West Bromwich over more than half a century, only to suddenly find himself threatened with deportation to a Jamaica he can't remember.
He added that he was yet to decide whether he would simply film the stage version and screen that in cinemas, "an NT Live version of it. Or make a feature film of it like Shirley Valentine or something."
The Evening Standard said August In England fused Henry's "well-honed comedy skills with the emotional range he's uncovered since reinventing himself as a dramatic stage actor", while the Guardian praised its "bountiful supply of jokes, accompanied by near constant reggae".
Henry was joining Evans to promote his new ITV drama, Three Little Birds, based upon his mother's experiences of arriving in Britain from Jamaica in 1957; the ITV tribute Lenny Henry One Of A Kind, featuring interviews with Ben Elton, Richard Curtis and Whoopi Goldberg among others and his latest children's book, The Boy With Wings: Clash Of The Superkids, the third in the series about Tunde Wilkinson, an ordinary boy who also happens to be a superhero.
"We've been asked by Polka, the children's theatre company [based in Wimbledon], and they're brilliant, they want to do a live stage version of the first book" he told Ball. "So I'm so excited, The Boy With Wings is going to be on stage!"