Little Shop of Horrors beat off competition from the national UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and a Leicester Haymarket Theatre production of acclaimed drama Master Harold and the Boys, to scoop the Leicester Mercury’s The Week award.
The Week is the title of the newspaper’s weekly arts and entertainment guide, and is read by more than 300,000 people per week.
Opera House director Ian Stephens, who paid his own travel expenses, was presented with the award and certificate by theatre critic Lizz Brain, in a ceremony at De Montfort Hall.
The good news from the appeal means the Opera House can now confirm its programme up to the end of May which means the Liberation Day Gala and the Jersey Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of HMS Pinafore, planned to run from 24 to 28 May, will go ahead.
The Opera House is also bringing over a show for children, Hansel and Gretel by the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmonds, from 19 to 23 April.