IT was the fastest selling gig at The Plough Arts Centre in 39 years.
Chatty man Alan Carr sold out within 27 hours after it was announced he was coming to the Torrington venue to do a warm-up show – one hour faster than his previous Work In Progress gig sold out in 2011.
The Plough was inundated with calls as word spread like wild fire that the comic had once again chosen the arts centre to try out his new material.
“The box office phone literally didn’t stop ringing for the first 12 hours,” said Plough director Richard Wolfenden-Brown. “What was great was that because we were only selling it to supporters, loads of people phoned up and became supporters. I think we gained about 40 or 50 supporters during the day, which was absolutely fantastic.”
The arts centre is known for its high profile comedy programming and plays host to Brian Conley and Ruby Turner later in the year.