Comedy superstar Lee Evans back in Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 09:19 13 May 2011
COMEDY superstar Lee Evans will be playing two special “warm-up” performances at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre next month, The Journal can reveal today. Last time the hugely popular star played in town – in 2008 – all 1,400 tickets for his two shows were sold in a matter of hours.
Lee will warm up for his forthcoming tour by appearing at the Marina on Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23. Tickets will be on sale to personal callers only at the theatre box office from 10am this Sunday. Theatre manager Martin Halliday said: “We are expecting demand for tickets to be extremely high.
“All 1,400 seats will be available so everyone needs to get up early if they want a seat.”
After Lowestoft, Lee will head off on his Roadrunner arena tour this summer:
63 nights at the biggest venues in the country.
When seats for the show initially went on sale last year they smashed UK box office records: 227,424 tickets went in just one day!
Lee’s manic energy, uncanny observations, hilarious delivery and side-splitting material have made his live performances a must-see for comedy fans worldwide.
From 2002 to 2008 alone he has performed to well over a million people through his three live arena shows, not to mention the millions of fans he has entertained from the comfort of their own living room with his stand-up DVD releases.
In 2008, Lee’s 59-date arena tour, Big, saw him sell out his first show at London’s O2 Arena in just 60 minutes, making it the UK’s biggest solo live comedy gig ever at that time.
This broke his own previous record from 2005 at the MEN arena in Manchester, where he played to more than 10,000 people.