Show will celebrate the life of Martyn
UNSEEN footage of Martyn Hett dancing as a child has been released ahead of a special show to celebrate his life.
The 29-year-old was one of 22 people killed at the Arena bombing on May 22.
Hundreds of young people are now set to take part in a show celebrating his life.
‘A Life Iconic’ is the brainchild of Moira Hancock, who taught Martyn drama and dance at the North Cheshire Theatre School and College when he was a child.
The video is set to ‘Where is the mercy in the world right now,’ composed and performed especially by Moira’s daughter, successful singer songwriter JJ Rosa.
She attended the college at the same time as Martyn and the two were close.
Moira said: “I have got lots of footage of Martyn dancing and singing and acting and we are going to project it on to a big screen during the show. There are lots of beautiful bits of Martyn and I don’t think many people will have seen this footage.”
“Martyn was a complete character when he was young. He liked to do his own choreography and he and my daughter always used to get in trouble for chatting. He was very talented – I was surprised he went into PR instead of performing. He was good enough.”
A number of former pupils will perform, many of whom now work in the West End and in shows like Coronation Street.
It will be on from 7pm on November 6 at Stockport Plaza and will raise money for three charities – Beechwood Cancer Care, Kidscan and Beacon Counselling – which Moira chose after consulting with Martyn’s family.
Tickets cost between £12 and £18 and are available now – visit stockportplaza. co.uk or call the box office on 477 7779.
●●A poster for the show celebrating the life of Martyn Hett