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Newcastle Recovery Café To Host Comedy Night

George Street Social, the recovery café operated by the Road to Recovery Trust, is to host a night of comedy with North East names, Simon Donald and Gavin Webster, on Thursday 13th June 2019.

The café opened in 2016 to provide a safe place for people in all stages of addiction recovery, along with the general public, to enjoy an alcohol and drug-free social space.

Gavin Webster
Peter Mitchell, Chair, Road to Recovery Trust said: ‘George Street has such a great atmosphere because of how welcoming and open the community is. As well as those of us attending recovery meetings, we also see students, local business people and the general public all using the space and enjoying the great coffee and delicious food we have on offer. Giving up alcohol or enjoying a sober night out needn’t be dull. It’s all about the company after all! And if we throw stand-up comedy into the mix we’re pretty confident we’re going to have the place heaving with laughter.’

The show will start at 8pm (doors open at 6pm) and will feature new material from Geordie comic, Gavin Webster’s upcoming Edinburgh Fringe show.

Gavin, who appeared in the smash-hit film, I, Daniel Blake, and has performed to packed houses at the Tyne Theatre and far beyond, is a well-known name on the comedy circuit and is famed for his Geordie banter and hilarious observations. In 2014, Gavin was named UK Circuit Comedian of the Year, as voted for by fellow professional comedians online.

Simon Donald
Meanwhile, Simon Donald, co-founder of the legendary Viz magazine, will be treating the audience to one of his most popular character creations – Barry Twyford - the hapless market researcher. In the act, lovable idiot Barry has attempted to gain the venue’s permission to perform an exit survey of the audience, but instead accidentally booked himself to perform a comedy set.
‘As funny with a microphone as he was with a pencil’ – The Guardian

The show takes place at George Street Social, George Street, Newcastle on Thursday 13th June from 8pm. The café will be open for food and drinks from 6pm.
Tickets cost £12 Full, £10 concs and advanced booking is strongly recommended. 

To find out more about George Street Social visit

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