Queues round the block for Lee Evans in Melksham

Queues round the block for Lee Evans in Melksham

The queues outside the Town Hall this morning

Lee Evans will appear in Melksham next month

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Melksham's Market Place ground to a halt this morning, as comedy fans queued round the block to get their hands on the town's hottest ticket.

Top stand-up comic Lee Evans announced on Friday night he would be appearing for a one-off show at the Assembly Hall next month, as he prepares for his latest international arena tour.

The lure of the frantic comedian, who has also acted in Hollywood films MouseHunt and There's Something About Mary, as well as appearing in Doctor Who, was clearly too much for the town's comedy fans, who queued round the block when tickets went on sale at the Town Hall this morning.

Their eagerness was well-deserved, with all of the £25 tickets selling out within 75 minutes of being released at 9am.

Assembly Hall Operations Manager Lorna Howard said: "We’re thrilled to be able to welcome Lee to Melksham.

“This is a fabulous opportunity to see one of the UK’s biggest comedy names here in our town and it illustrates, once again, that we have a venue and audience with a growing reputation for hosting top class comedy.”

The show will take place on April 9 as Lee prepares for his latest Monsters show in August, which will see him tour the UK and Ireland in a massive tour including six straight dates at London’s O2 Arena.

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5:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mrstidds says...

Just wondering if anyone tried to get tickets via the phone number given? My friend spent over an hour constantly trying to get through to no avail - the phone was constantly engaged. Off the hook perhaps? When she finally got through at just gone 10.00am she was told they had sold out!!
Just wondering if anyone tried to get tickets via the phone number given? My friend spent over an hour constantly trying to get through to no avail - the phone was constantly engaged. Off the hook perhaps? When she finally got through at just gone 10.00am she was told they had sold out!! mrstidds
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3:58pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Garden1 says...

Ditto, though I only got through to receive the same disappointing news at 10.30am.
Ditto, though I only got through to receive the same disappointing news at 10.30am. Garden1
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3:17pm Fri 14 Mar 14

beetawix says...

mrs tidds suggested the phone may have been off the hook just because she could not get a response. I suspect it was constantly selling tickets to those lucky enough to get through.
mrs tidds suggested the phone may have been off the hook just because she could not get a response. I suspect it was constantly selling tickets to those lucky enough to get through. beetawix
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3:38pm Fri 14 Mar 14

beetawix says...

Timing is of no real interest but if correspondents feel the need to report it then at least they should all get it right
The WT in a later article tells us that tickets were sold out in 75 mins from 9am. (10.15)
This is at odds with Mrs Tidds report that her friend was told this at 10am.
Timing is of no real interest but if correspondents feel the need to report it then at least they should all get it right The WT in a later article tells us that tickets were sold out in 75 mins from 9am. (10.15) This is at odds with Mrs Tidds report that her friend was told this at 10am. beetawix
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11:24am Sat 15 Mar 14

frankie007 says...

beetawix wrote:
Timing is of no real interest but if correspondents feel the need to report it then at least they should all get it right
The WT in a later article tells us that tickets were sold out in 75 mins from 9am. (10.15)
This is at odds with Mrs Tidds report that her friend was told this at 10am.
I think 10.15 could come within the scope of "Just gone 10" Don't you?
[quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: Timing is of no real interest but if correspondents feel the need to report it then at least they should all get it right The WT in a later article tells us that tickets were sold out in 75 mins from 9am. (10.15) This is at odds with Mrs Tidds report that her friend was told this at 10am.[/p][/quote]I think 10.15 could come within the scope of "Just gone 10" Don't you? frankie007
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