Comedy fans queued in their hundreds outside the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln with the hopes to get their hands on tickets for a special Michael McIntyre performance.
The show sold out in just over an hour as fans spent the chilly morning on Monday, February 6 in long queues outside the theatre on Clasketgate, as well as on busy phone lines.
Some queued from the early hours of the morning to secure a first batch of tickets for the show on Monday, May 1.
Customers were limited to four tickets each and re-selling is strictly prohibited.
The New Lincoln Theatre Royal management posted on Facebook: “Tickets have now sold out for Michael Macintyre! Huge congratulations to all who managed to get tickets.
“Apologies to all the people who were unsuccessful on this occasion, we as a venue will continue to work hard to attract big names to perform at our beautiful little theatre.”
Some people contacted The Lincolnite to express their disappointment after they were unable to get through to the ticket office via phone.
Fiona Turner said: “Tried since 10am on the phone to contact Lincoln and my daughter stood from 9am till 11am queue and didn’t move.
“Lincoln at its best is totally unprepared to deal with the volume of customers.”
Michael McIntyre ‘Work in Progress’ will treat audience members to a selection of new jokes and material.