Our five-years-on celebration season continues this week with Freya Evans (OW 2012). Freya was a memorable musician at Wells but from an early age revealed a ‘dramatic personality’ and it was the stage rather than the concert hall that called her when she left Wells. Telling the school she was taking a gap year she went to London to become an actress.
She trained with the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on their one year programme with workshops in clowning, Shakespeare, voice, movement, circus skills and stage combat with influential practitioners from all over the UK. She recalls “a turbulent few years that included bed bugs, homelessness, cockroaches and a landlord that watched me sleep.”
But Freya is now establishing her reputation and got good reviews for playing a fairy godmother Jane Austen “with bubbly charisma” in a pantomime based on Pride and Prejudice at the Cockpit Theatre, London.
“Now” she says, “hopefully the dark times are over. I am currently performing Olivia in Twelfth Night and Bushy in Richard II with Clatterhouse Theatre Company at the Drayton Arms Theatre in London"
Fate, show thy force: ourselves we do not owe;
What is decreed must be, and be this so.
... but it seems to us that Freya is taking charge of her destiny and we wish her the very best of it.