Last week management at the Theatre Royal Margate teased that a huge comedy star will be coming to Margate. The wait is over and we are thrilled to announce that LEE EVANS will be at the Theatre Royal Margate on Sunday 18 May 2014.
This ‘Work in Progress’ gig gives Lee the chance to test new material in front of a live audience ahead of his nationwide Monsters tour which begins in August and includes six nights at the O2 in London.
The Monsters tour is one of the most anticipated comedy events this year. Viagogo says there have been 27 per cent more searches for Evans than the Monty Python reunion.
Famous for his high-energy performances and record-breaking tours, Evans is one of the world’s most successful stand-ups. He has also made his mark in Hollywood, starring in hit films including The Fifth Element, There’s Something About Mary and Night at the Museum.
Pam Hardiman, Theatre Royal’s Programme Manager said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring Lee Evans to Theatre Royal Margate, this goes to show that Margate really is on the map as one of the best locations for comedy in the South East”.
Given the likely demand for tickets to this show, management at the venue have decided to run a ballot. The only way to get a ticket for this event is by registering at www.theatreroyalmargate.com, or you can register for the ballot in person at Margate Winter Gardens box office. Ballot registration is open from 10am Monday 10 March until 5pm Friday 21 March. Tickets will be priced at £25.
Pam Hardiman added “This is a big deal for Thanet and we want to ensure that the people who have been so supportive to us this past year, along with local people who we want to engage with more, are able to see the show. We feel that the best way to manage this is via a ballot rather than a rushed last minute sale. Existing Friends of Margate Theatres will get priority. Following that everyone with a Thanet based post code will have equal chance. Those outside of Thanet can also enter the ballot, and may get tickets in the event the allocation is not fulfilled. Good luck everyone – and remember, if you miss out this time, join our Friends scheme and make sure you’re in with a chance next time!”
The ballot will ensure that existing Friends of Margate Theatres and Thanet residents get priority in the ticket allocation. Extra measures to prevent tickets being sold for profit will be in place, including no online sales, tickets only being available for collection on the day of the event and attendees must have photo ID and matching credit/debit card used to purchase the tickets. Tickets seen to be sold online will be cancelled. Full terms and conditions of the ballot can be found on the Theatre Royal Margate website.