The Portsmouth Players proved that theatre really does run in the blood as they won Best Amateur Musical for their production of Little Shop of Horrors.
Portsmouth Player’s Steve Bradbury said: ‘It feels absolutely brilliant to have won.
‘All of us are really pleased that we’ve got this award, especially with such strong nominees.
‘For me personally this is absolutely brilliant because I managed to act on stage with my son (James Bradbury), who played Seymour, and I played Mushnik.’
He added: ‘It was brilliant to be on stage with him for this.
‘We didn’t think that we were going to win.
‘There were some fantastic shows in our category.
‘Whistle Down the Wind, Evita packed out the Ferneham Hall.
‘All those that were nominated were absolutely brilliant shows.
‘It’s just great that there’s so much talent in Portsmouth. It’s brilliant.
‘We’ve got high hopes for the future.’
The Portsmouth Players also performed a medley from their forthcoming musical Grease during the awards. The show comes to the Kings next month.