Spotlight falls on new Sheffield children’s theatre group

Razzamataz Theatre group at Sheffield College,Norton
Razzamataz Theatre group at Sheffield College,Norton

THESE youngsters are hoping to become the stage stars of the future.

The children from across Sheffield have joined a new all singing all dancing theatre group set up in Norton.

The group - called Razzamataz - has been running just two weeks and is already proving popular with 85 youngsters turning up for the most recent class.

It was born after Razzamataz founder and director Denise Hutton-Gosney appeared on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den programme in 2007 with her idea of setting up a theatre schools business with franchises all over the UK.

Duncan Bannatyne backed the project and since then Razzamataz schools have been springing up all over the country.

The most recent in Sheffield is run by 23-year-old Helen Brown.

Helen said: “Nurturing young talent and building up a child’s confidence and self-esteem is a big part of what we do at Razzamataz.

“We teach the children a mix of commercial street dance, pop singing and musical theatre so they get to experience the very best of what the performing arts has to offer. The classes consist of three hours of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to commercial street dance and hip hop.

“The whole team is passionate about what they do and the structure of the classes allows children to enjoy and learn about the whole spectrum of performing arts in a fun and stimulating environment.”

The sessions are for four to 18 year-olds and take place every Saturday at Sheffield College, Dyche Lane, Norton.

The performs at Fright Night’s Little Brother from 12pm to 3pm on October 28.

Email or call Helen on 07979 189177.