Show will cel­e­brate the life of Mar­tyn

Stockport Express - - News -

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. or call the box of­fice on 477 7779.

●●A poster for the show cel­e­brat­ing the life of Mar­tyn Hett

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