A FAME-hungry mouse stole the show at Solihull Arts Complex after it took to the stage mid-performance.
Perhaps hoping to become the next Stuart Little, the cheeky rodent became a surprise guest star during the second act of Jamaica 50, on Tuesday October 9.
One audience member, who would not be named, said: “I couldn’t believe it.
“Right in the middle of the performance, there was a mouse on stage.
“You could see lots of people pointing at it, then checking under their chairs. Everyone was talking about it afterwards.
“It rather ruined the show for me, I just couldn’t settle after.
“You wouldn’t expect it of somewhere like Solihull, particularly at the theatre.”
Presented by Gazebo Theatre Company, Jamaica 50 features the country’s greats such as Bob Marley and heroic nurse Mary Seacole, as they welcomes the island’s fiftieth year of independence.
Despite being joined by their unexpected furry co-star, the cast, including Sylvester Williams (who played Mick McFarlane in EastEnders), were true professionals and, in great theatre tradition, the show went on.
A Solihull Council spokesman confirmed the unbelievable tale, and said: “A star-struck mouse did indeed try to steal the show by making frequent appearances on stage during the performance of Jamaica 50.
“Despite his bid for fame, he did not stick around after the show for autographs, so unfortunately his identity remains a mystery.”
Gazebo Theatre Company were unavailable for comment.