Surprise celebrities added their applause to a rapturous standing ovation for the world premiere of Finding Neverland.
Hundreds of people packed out Curve to see the opening night of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's production.
The show premiered on Saturday night and included two unexpected star guests - U2 frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge - who had been invited by Mr Weinstein.
Mr Weinstein said:"We were so honoured that Bono and Edge came to see our first preview of Finding Neverland in Leicester. There was real excitement amongst the cast to meet them backstage after the show. I came to see Bono's show Spiderman in New York during previews, and he was a really good friend to come and see my first show here in Leicester."