Ricky Gervais set for Ipswich return

RICKY Gervais is to perform at Ipswich's Regent Theatre, it has been announced today.

James Marston

RICKY Gervais is to perform at Ipswich's Regent Theatre, it has been announced today.

The comedian, famous for playing the part of David Brent in TV show The Office, will perform at the venue for two nights on October 26 and 27.

Theatre manager David Mansfield said: “When Ricky Gervais came to the Regent Theatre in March 2007 and the tickets went on sale, he crashed our website, overheated our phone system and had people queuing overnight to buy a ticket.

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“We've made significant investments in our online infrastructure since then!

“We're delighted that Mr Gervais is coming to Ipswich.

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“He received a tremendous reception when he was last here and undoubtedly he will be presenting another superb performance.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 15. The performance is for over 18s only.

In a statement a spokesman for promoters Phil MCintyre said: “In the last year, as well as starring in his first Hollywood feature film - Ghost Town, performing multiple nights to sell out audiences at The Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and The Madison Square Gardens in New York, creating the most downloaded audiobook series in the world, stealing the show at The Emmy's and The Golden Globes, writing, producing, directing and starring in his second feature film - This Side Of The Truth, appearing in Sesame Street, being asked to host the Oscars and releasing another book in the award winning, million selling Flanimal series which is now being made into a Hollywood movie, Ricky Gervais has written a brand new live show called Science.

“He hopes it will get the record for the fastest selling stand up show of all time.”

Tickets are �30 and are available on Friday, May 15 at 10am.

What do you think of Ricky Gervais? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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