Wyvern theatre is enjoying a sell-out time
6:24pm Monday 23rd July 2012 in Theatre & Arts
EIGHTIES pop legend Adam Ant has charmed the people of Swindon after selling out his up-coming concert.
The star of the new wave post punk, infamous for his face paint, sold out within weeks of tickets going on sale in April and is ready to take to the stage of the Wyvern on Thursday night.
The singer will be performing hits such as Stand and Deliver, Ant Rap and Prince Charming, as well as some of his new material.
For almost two years Adam and the Ants dominated the charts with their music, especially Kings of the Wild Frontier, the band’s second album, which charted for 66 consecutive weeks, 12 of which at the number one position.
Richard Loftus, marketing manager of the Wyvern, said they were delighted with the ticket sales and were looking forward to a great performance.
He said: “We are delighted that it has been so popular and everyone has got behind him.
“I can never really tell why certain acts sell better than others but it is great.
“In May we had sold 433 and they had only gone on sale on April 25 to friends and then on general release after that, so they did sell well.
“We always hope when we book artists that they will do well but you never know.”
The 80s rocker is not the only act to be doing well at the Wyvern this summer either, with Ken Dodd already sold out and ticket sales for the summer youth project also going well with one of the five performances sold out.
Mr Loftus said that despite the tough economic times people enjoy escaping to the theatre for a night out.
He said: “I think it is escapism.
“People like to get out for some entertainment, whether it’s going to the theatre or going out for food because it helps them to get away from what’s going on.
“We’re doing really well at the moment as a theatre, which is great.”
Jody Higgins, catering manager at the Wyvern, was a fan of Adam and the Ants in her childhood and is particularly excited about the announcement.
She said: “I am thrilled that I can now hear Adam perform in the theatre I work in.”
To find out more about the summer of events the Wyvern Theatre has going on or to book tickets visit wyverntheatre.org.uk.