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Comedy tops the bill for sought after UK tickets

4th August 2011 Print

Lee Evans one night 'Warm-Up Show' is the UK's hottest ticket according to

Tickets for comedian Lee Evan's new 'Warm-Up Show' are currently the most sought after in the land keeping two star studded Shakespeare productions off of the top spot.

According to theatre and gig ticket comparison site searches for tickets to his performance at the Victoria Hall, Stoke-on Trent on the 6th of August are outstripping demand for tickets to see Kevin Spacey in Richard III at the Old Vic and Much Ado About Nothing, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate at the Wyndhams Theatre in London's West End.

One reason why the show may be proving so popular is that the audience at Evan's special one night performance will see him trying out brand new material ahead of his forthcoming 'Roadrunner' tour of the UK and Ireland.

The list also shows that live entertainment is doing very well in the regions with half of the ten most searched for tickets in the UK for gigs, shows and productions are outside of London.

The Hot Tickets List - August 2011*

1. Lee Evans 'Warm-Up Show' - Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
2. Richard III - The Old Vic Theatre, London
3. Much Ado About Nothing - Wyndhams Theatre, London
4. Dirty Dancing - Palace Theatre, Manchester
5. We Will Rock You - Birmingham Hippodrome
6. War Horse - New London Theatre, London
7. The Specials - Alexandra Palace, London
8. Les Miserables - Queens Theatre, London
9. Adele '21' - Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff
10. Dirty Dancing - The Hippodrome, Bristol founder Robert Iles said: "Lee Evans has consistently been one of Britain's most popular comedians and if demand for his one off performance in Stoke is anything to go by he should be able to look forward to a very successful tour later this year. However what's really interesting about this list is the popularity of theatre outside of London. Touring productions of Dirty Dancing and We Will Rock You are still doing incredible business around the country showing that regional theatre is in very good health indeed.

"On the pop music side it's interesting to see that despite Adele's massive recent chart success you can't keep a good 80's revival band down with The Specials appearance at Alexandra Palace in November being the most sought after music gig right now." helps customers to find, compare and buy theatre, gig and event tickets across the UK.

Visitors to the site can search for specific productions and gigs if they know exactly what tickets they want or browse types of shows and events before checking ticket availability and pricing. Useful charts showing hot tickets, new tickets, show openings and closings and a minimum/maximum price table all help theatre and gig goers to get tickets for the show they want to see at the very best deal. Using to buy theatre, concert and event tickets will save you time and money.

*Research carried out w/c 26th July 2011.