TICKETS have sold so quickly for Lee Mead's starring role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat that the show's run has had to be extended.

Since Lee, 25, from Eastwood, won BBC reality show Any Dream Will Do, legions of fans have snapped up tickets to see him star in the musical at the Adelphi theatre, and shows in July, August and September have already sold out.

His contract has now been extended until June 2008 to meet the demand.

The Echo's Reader Travel service is selling travel and ticket packages to the show. For more information or to book, call 01268 270027.