As it happens, the revolve could... no respecter of the occasion, it ceased to revolve and the show too came to a halt. We don't have to imagine what was going through Lee's mind at the time, there was a documentary crew following his every footstep which captured the moment for the programme The Winner's Story - huge respect to Lee and to the whole company for holding it all together until the show could go on!
By all accounts it was a fabulous night - this much-loved show taking its place in the West End once more to a resounding ovation - there were flowers and cheers, interviews and vox pop, even a special edition cover for the programme (above right)... and afterwards a party, well-deserved!
BBC Radio 5 Live show business correspondent, Colin Paterson, caught up with Lee in his dressing room soon afer he came off stage...
BBC 5 LIVE - COLIN PATERSON
There's an extensive gallery of photos - from the curtain call and the after-show party - click on any below to view all...
And finally, extracts from the Programme (cover, interview with Lee and Lee's 'blurb') and the pre-signed promo card that was to be handed out to the crowds at the post-show 'scrum' (signing session!) on the steps of the Adelphi Theatre throughout the show's run:
Last updated: 31 May 2015