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King-sized tribute to Martyn Hett

Published: 8 June 2019

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Rob King will perform in a stage play about his close friend Martyn Hett, who lost his life in the Manchester Arena bombing.

King will return to the cast of Hope Theatre Company’s #BeMoreMartyn: The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo at The Lowry June 20–22.

He will honour his close friend with a performance of "Rise Like a Phoenix" (the song that received a standing ovation from all four BGT judges) commemorating the Eurovision parties Martyn would host.

The production is verbatim, taken from interviews with eight of Martyn’s closest friends.

Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls (Audrey Roberts) and Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus are among celebrities featured in stories recounted.

David Upton