Katy purrs on Sheffield stage

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Katy Perry, Motorpoint Arena

Pop queen Katy Perry Roared on to the stage in Sheffield – and proceeded to wow a capacity audience for more than two hours as part of her Prismatic World Tour.

Dramatic dances, creative costumes, dazzling lights and a string of hit songs ran throughout the show, which kicked off with a stunning performance of Roar.

Backed by spear-wielding dancers, Perry, pictured right, showed off her own dance skills, including some impressive skipping with illuminated ropes.

Perry used all of the vast stage – including a platform with moving walkways stretching into the crowd – to be as close to her fans as possible. And it was clear her fans, nicknamed Katycats, are important to her as she thanked them for their support during a rambling monologue, posed for a ‘selfie’ with one and even welcomed another gig-goer on stage during Birthday.

Frequent costume and set changes were the order of the night as fans were treated to an Egyptian theme – complete with horse and dancing mummies – and a retro theme with lots of luminous accessories.

The Kittywood theme boasted feline costumes straight from West End musical Cats, while a cover of Madonna’s Vogue incorporated a feline fashion show featuring sardine tins and fish bones.

In an acoustic garden-themed set Perry showed off her guitar skills, even if her voice did not seem at its best on some tunes.

She ended with a stunning version of Firework – complete with indoor fireworks – before Perry made one final trapdoor exit.

As a show it was amazing. The vocals may have been raw occasionally, but it did not detract from what was two hours of pure pop fun, musically and visually.