Sheffield theatre stars have Razz factor

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More than 100 young singer, dancers and performers took to the stage at the Blue Shed in Sheffield for a theatre school’s first show.

The students attend the Razzamataz Theatre School based at Sheffield College in Norton which opened last September.



The Razz Factor show featured street dance, pop singing, TV acting and musical theatre performances with students aged from four to 16 taking part.

There were group performances and solo appearances at the arts venue on Brightside Lane.

Mia Cockayne, aged 10, who played the part of Mary Poppins, said: “The show was a fantastic experience and I can’t wait for next year’s already.

“I’ve had so much fun since joining Razzamataz and I’m so excited to start learning some new things.

Mum Jeanine Cockayne said: “Seeing Mia on stage was such a proud moment. Razzamataz has given Mia’s confidence a real boost in the past year and she loves every minute of it. Mia lives for Saturdays.”

Helen Green, principal of Razzamataz said: “It’s really important to me that our students are given as many opportunities to put their skills into practice as possible.

“We have so much talent in the school that it is such a joy to showcase it. Our students work so hard every week and it was only right to reward them with a spectacular event to showcase the huge amount of talent we have at our school.”

Razzamataz runs classes at Norton College on Dyche Lane every Saturday.