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Record sell-out at Lowestoft theatre

PUBLISHED: 14:34 19 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:02 06 July 2010

Tickets for top comedian Michael McIntyre's July date at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre this morning sold out in record time with hundreds of people queuing outside the venue - some from the early hours of the morning.

Tickets for top comedian Michael McIntyre's July date at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre this morning sold out in record time with hundreds of people queuing outside the venue - some from the early hours of the morning.

The theatre advertised that all 700 seats would be made available to personal callers on a first come first served basis today and by 10am it was clear that demand would outstrip supply.

First in the queue were the Bruce family from Lowestoft. Mum Kay said: “It has been worth the wait. As a family we think Michael McIntyre is absolutely wonderful, his visual observations are terrific and my son is a huge fan.”

Theatre manager Martin Halliday said “We are absolutely delighted with the response to this event. Comedy plays a major part in our forthcoming season and we did think it would sell fast. Therefore we have done our utmost to ensure that as many people as possible had the opportunity to book.

“At one stage the queue for seats reached down the Marina road and into the main shopping street -reaching as far as Chadds Department Store. Seats were limited to four per person in order that we could accommodate as many people as possible.”

The London-born comic has risen to fame since 2003, his first DVD, Live and Laughing, becoming the fastest selling debut stand-up DVD ever.

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