Tom Holland waves to the huge crowds of waiting fans ahead of Romeo and Juliet show - after they revealed the extreme measures they've gone to in order to see their idol

Tom Holland was in high spirits arrived at the Duke Of York's Theatre ahead of his latest Romeo and Juliet performance on Saturday.

The Marvel alum, 27, flashed a happy smile to the huge waiting crowd as he waved and greeted them making his way from the car to the entrance.

The Uncharted star sported an all-black look including a buttoned jacket and white trainers, while also accessorising with a crossbody bag.

On Friday, fans of the Spiderman superstar revealed the extreme lengths they went to in order to catch the briefest of glimpses of the actor.

Crowds of supporters from as far afield as France and even Canada gathered outside the theatre as Holland-fever swept the capital, with others travelling hours across the country to see him.

Tom Holland looked radiant as he arrived at the Duke Of York's Theatre ahead of his latest Romeo & Juliet performance on Saturday

Tom Holland looked radiant as he arrived at the Duke Of York's Theatre ahead of his latest Romeo & Juliet performance on Saturday

The Marvel alum, 27, flashed a happy smile to the crowd as he waved and greeted them making his way from the car to the entrance

The Marvel alum, 27, flashed a happy smile to the crowd as he waved and greeted them making his way from the car to the entrance

Many didn't even have tickets for his opening night performance in Romeo and Juliet, which has had mixed reviews from critics in recent days, but rather were just waiting patiently for a five-second look at the Marvel favourite.

Tom waved and thanked onlookers as he stepped out of his car at the Duke of York Theatre on Friday, to the sound of cheers and screams.

Among those gathered were Marie, 18, and her friend Lila, 19, who took a nine-hour coach from Paris earlier this week.

The pair booked a hotel for three nights and have queued up outside the theatre every day just to catch a glimpse of the actor.

Marie told MailOnline: 'Yesterday we saw him, just his back but we came to see him again today.'

'When we see him I don't think we'll be able to talk to him cause he's too far away and he runs into the theatre but as long as we get to see him we are happy.'

However TC, a 26-year-old event planner, who waited an hour to watch Holland rush into the theatre, was gearing up to watch the performance from the third row of the stalls.

She said: 'It's just exciting. I love theatre and Tom Holland so this is my dream.

The Uncharted star sported an all-black look including a buttoned jacket and white trainers, while also accessorising with a crossbody bag

The Uncharted star sported an all-black look including a buttoned jacket and white trainers, while also accessorising with a crossbody bag

Tom received a typically warm welcome by the crowd in attendance ahead of his West End show

Tom received a typically warm welcome by the crowd in attendance ahead of his West End show

Last night, fans of the SpiderMan superstar revealed the extreme lengths they went to in order to catch the briefest of glimpses of the actor

Last night, fans of the SpiderMan superstar revealed the extreme lengths they went to in order to catch the briefest of glimpses of the actor

Fans wait for the arrival of Tom Holland outside the Duke of York's Theatre on May 24

Fans wait for the arrival of Tom Holland outside the Duke of York's Theatre on May 24

Natalie, 19, and Anita, 49, bought pre-sale tickets to watch Tom Holland in Romeo and Juliet

Natalie, 19, and Anita, 49, bought pre-sale tickets to watch Tom Holland in Romeo and Juliet

'I got the ticket on presale for £95. I had my work phone, laptop, personal phone and as many tabs open as I could.'

In February more than 60,000 frenzied fans, including TC, scrambled to buy tickets for Holland's West End run.

Tickets sold out in two hours.

Some compared the stress of trying to get their hands on tickets as on par with Taylor Swift 's Eras tour, which has brought in $1.04billion with 4.35m tickets sold across 60 tour dates.

Tickets for Romeo and Juliet are now on resale for around £300 each.

Serena, 23, and Yasmine, 22, were not lucky enough to secure tickets in the initial sale.

But as part of their trip to London from Toronto, the pair decided to queue up outside the theatre to see if they could get any tickets that had been returned.

Security guards had cordoned these die-hard fans off in a separate line.

Serena said: 'I think the most I would be willing to pay for the returned tickets would be £250 per ticket and only because it's Tom Holland and the fact that Zendaya is probably here too.'

The Canadians were later let down when no spare tickets became available but they stubbornly announced they would try again tomorrow.

Although she already had a ticket sorted, another self-proclaimed 'big Tom Holland fan' said she would not hesitate to pay up to £300.

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Tom Holland waves to fans while holding hands with his glamorous girlfriend Zendaya as she supports him at press night of Romeo & Juliet

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Grace, 21, said: 'It's my birthday today. I signed up for Tom Holland's website presale. I waited for over an hour and I just managed to get the tickets.

'I'm only coming to see Tom Holland, if he weren't in it, I wouldn't be here.'

Her mother Helen got out her phone to show off pictures Grace drew of both the Spider-Man star and his A-list girlfriend Zendaya.

Helen, who seemed to be equally as fond of Holland, said: 'I read Romeo and Juliet at school but it's a different twist now because he's in it.'

Another mother daughter pairing were lined up to watch the show.

Natalie, 19, said: ‘We travelled six hours by coach and paid £95 per ticket.'

Her mother Anita, 49, added: ‘Most people know Tom Holland from the Marvel universe but we have loved him since he was little and in The Impossible. He’s a great actor.’

After weeks of preview performances plagued by cancellations, Romeo and Juliet officially opened its doors to the press on May 23.

That evening Tom was pictured walking hand in hand with Zendaya, 27, to greet the hoards of fans waiting outside the theatre.

But the allure of spotting the Spider-Man star has since faded for staff working at the surrounding hotels, cafes and restaurants.

Luann, 27, who works at the Hub by Premier Inn next to the theatre, said: ‘I’ve seen Tom Holland so often that I’m bored of seeing him now.’

'Most of our guests aren’t here for the show so it's chaos on the streets and quiet in here.'

He added: 'The roads were closed yesterday because of the premiere but that was fine cause we hosted them. I saw Zendaya, Stormzy and Maya Jama.’

Nina, a waitress at Cafe La Rouche directly across from the Duke of York's Theatre, had a less glowing review of press night.

Helen and Grace, 21, queue up to watch the performance of Romeo and Juliet on May 24

Helen and Grace, 21, queue up to watch the performance of Romeo and Juliet on May 24

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Tom Holland stars as Romeo in the Jamie Lloyd production alongside Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet

Tom Holland stars as Romeo in the Jamie Lloyd production alongside Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet

Romeo and Juliet will run at the Duke of York's Theatre until August 3

Romeo and Juliet will run at the Duke of York's Theatre until August 3

She said: 'All the street was blocked because people were waiting to see celebrities. There are more people outside but less people coming in.

'Tom Holland's fans are young people and they don't spend lots of money. It is so loud because of the young girls but they don't have the money to spend on us.'

Romeo and Juliet will be at the Duke of York's Theatre until August 3 before it will reportedly transfer to Broadway later this year.

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