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Music Editorial

jodienicholson.jpg The Georgian Theatre, Stockton Reopens

After a six month pandemic induced hiatus, The Georgian Theatre finally reopens its doors from Friday 9th October with an exciting programme of music and comedy events.

Unsurprisingly, some things will have changed as efforts are made to keep everyone as safe as possible as part of a Covid-19 secure risk assessment. Until further notice, the venue can’t accept walk-up customers and instead are asking gig-goers to purchase advanced e-tickets only; purchased by the party leader.  These e-ticket will act as a test & trace record; so no additional data will need to be collected on the night.

Like everywhere else, gigs will be all seated. Events will be sold as bundles of tickets for groups of up to the legal limit 6 persons.  If buying for fewer than 6 people, it is likely that will be sharing a table - but with each seat individually set for social distancing. Shows will also start and finish a little earlier than usual.

To kick things off, this October will feature a range of performances to suit all tastes. On Friday 9th October Shoe Cake Comedy will be showcasing the comedic talents of Anth Young, Mike Wardley, Catherine Young and The Discount Comedy Checkout. MC for the night, as always, is the very funny Chris Lumb. Then, on Saturday 10th October Get Hip! returns for a night of live rock ‘n’ roll featuring Leeds punk/pop 3 piece Nervous Twitch, with support from local garage/psych band Thee Strawberry Mynde. That’s followed by a live performance from alternative art-rappers Ceiling Demons and Teesside indie-rockers Salsola on Friday 16th October and melodic music maker Jodie Nicholson (pictured) supported by indie-folk singer-songwriter Joe Ramsey) on Friday 30th October.

Closing the month, local promoters Fast Forward presents An Evening With Pauline Murray - A special show featuring Pauline Murray, founder member of Penetration, Invisible girl and solo artist, consisting of an interview and Q&A session led by Penetration guitarist Paul Harvey followed by a live set.