Thousands of Tom Holland fans hoping to witness the actor’s West End return might be wondering wherefore all the tickets went.
The Spider-Man actor’s limited engagement in Jamie Lloyd’s Romeo & Juliet sold out two hours after going on sale this morning.
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General sale tickets went up for grabs at midday today, selling out by 2 p.m. London time, according to local reports. Pre-sale started at 8 a.m. with an estimated 60,000 people joining a virtual ticket-buying queue.
“Getting tickets to Tom Holland’s Romeo & Juliet is starting to feel like eras tour trauma,” wrote one X/Twitter user as quoted in the London Evening Standard, referring to the fast-selling Taylor Swift tour.
Romeo & Juliet, directed and produced by Jamie Lloyd, will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Saturday, May 11 through Saturday August 3. Additional casting, including Juliet, has not been announced. Also unknown is whether the production will follow the path of other Lloyd hits – including the pared-down stagings of A Doll’s House starring Jessica Chastain and Betrayal with Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox and Zawe Ashton, to name two – with an eventual move to Broadway.
Holland is best known for his leading role in the Spider-Man film franchise and, more recently, as the star of the Apple TV+ limited series The Crowded Room. He began his show business career on the stage, when at age 11 he landed a supporting part in the West End production of Billy Elliot: The Musical. He eventually took on the title role.
“Tom Holland is one of the greatest, most exciting young actors in the world,” Lloyd said in a statement when the Shakespeare revival was announced earlier this month. “It is an honour to welcome him back to the West End.”
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