LIVERPOOL Theatre School matriarch Norah Button is something of a Merseyside institution herself. The 73-year-old has devoted her life to improving facilities for musical theatre students in Merseyside. She is still dancing, and has the drive and energy of a 40 year old.
She somehow has managed to find the resources to make the dreams of students happen, and fulfill their ambitions. Her School is recognised as being one of the top 18 Musical Theatre Schools in the Country, enabling it to provide the coveted Dance and Drama Awards. In 2009 she was only the second woman to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.
She also received an honorary degree from Liverpool’s John Moores University for her outstanding contribution to performing arts.