Pop star’s town gig

Chris Difford
Chris Difford

PEOPLE are urged to squeeze into a theatre show.

Chris Difford, formerly of new wave band Squeeze, takes to the stage at the Town Hall Theatre, in Hartlepool.

Squeeze are now enjoying a new generation of fans, including celebrities such as Lily Allen, Mark Ronson and The Feeling.

Chris co-wrote some of their best known songs such as Up The Junction and Cool for Cats.

Event organisers say it is also believed that Chris has gone back into the studio with Glenn Tilbrook, co-founder of Squeeze, to produce a new album.

Chris himself has released several critically-acclaimed solo albums and has toured relentlessly both inside and outside of Squeeze.

Claire Munroe, Hartlepool Borough Council’s cultural marketing officer, said: “With his kitchen sink lyrics and urban folk stories, Chris Difford has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, turning the mundane into the beautiful and the urbane into the exquisite for over 30 years.

“Chris’s Hartlepool show will feature a mix of both old and new songs, from the early Squeeze hits to the present day and his well respected solo work.”

Chris will also bring short films to his performance, as well as recounting his life story, from playing truant from school right through to performing at Madison Square Garden, in New York.

Tickets for the show, on Wednesday, May 23, which starts at 7.30pm, are £14 and are available from the box office on (01429) 890000.