Newton Mearns girl lands role in Nativity! the Musical

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A Newton Mearns girl has landed a role in Nativity! The Musical after wowing judges in the auditions.

Freya Scobie (9), a pupil at Mearns Primary School, travelled to Edinburgh for her chance to shine.

No stranger to the stage, Freya attends Mccarthy School of Dance in Giffnock and was recently accepted on Scottish Ballet’s Junior Associate Programme.

This will be be her first major production.

Mum Lynsey said: “This is very exciting for Freya. She loves to dance. She decided to auditon off her own back, there was no prompting from anyone.

“She had to prepare a verse of song and she did some acting and dancing as part of the audition.

“She attended the auditions in Edinburgh back in June and just kept getting called back to see the judges for each round.”

Freya was chosen to play a pupil from Oakmoor school.

And if you have seen the film, you know that every year St Bernadette’s catholic school in Coventry, competes with a local protestant private school Oakmoor to see who can produce the best nativity play.

Lynsey continued: “I think the judges are looking for local children to play the pupils depending on where the tour is.

“Freya will be busy with rehearsals from October until the opening night in November. It’s very exciting.”

Nativity! – The Musical runs at The Kings Theatre, Glasgow, from November 7-11.

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