Budding theatre star from Gresford dazzles Evita audience

Published date: 03 December 2013 |
Published by: Natalie Barnett 
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A YOUNG star dazzled theatre audiences when she performed alongside Marti Pellow.

It was a dream come true for talented Queen’s School, Chester pupil Freya Watson, seven, when she performed alongside the former Wet Wet Wet star during the touring production of the London West End production of Evita.

Freya, who attends The Queen’s Lower School, and is from Gresford, Wrexham, was picked for the role of the unnamed child that sings the emotional, poignant and challenging ‘gentle Eva’ solo.

Freya has attended Stagecoach in Chester since she was four and was picked for this role by the principal.

Her first performance was in Manchester at the Lowry Theatre where she acted, sang and danced alongside Marti and performed her solo faultlessly to nearly 2,000 people a night for eight nights.

Following her debut, Freya was then invited to join the same production company to perform at the Regent Theatre in Stoke.

Her family had the small matter of a holiday to cancel, but Freya again rose to the challenge and enjoyed every minute of her four night run.

Freya said: “I love performing on stage at school, with Stagecoach and with a big audience like this, although I was a little nervous beforehand.

“My favourite thing was being asked for my autograph by members of the public at the stage door, who couldn’t believe I was only seven years old. That felt really good!”

Her form teacher at Queen’s Miss Rhiannon Morgan added: “Freya is a wonderful, talented girl who shines when she is on a stage. We are all very proud of her.”

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