A young actress is ready to take on the perfect lead role after she was chosen to be May Queen.
Megan Frazer, who turned 17 on Tuesday (April 21), will be the centre of attention when she takes part in the Ifield May Fayre.
The Hazelwick student, who has dreams of joining RADA, said she was delighted to be representing her community and added: “It doesn’t feel real yet. It’s like some one else is doing it.”
Megan was nominated to be May Queen by Janine Robins, of Ifield Barn Theatre, where she has spent two years honing her acting skills.
As well as being an enthusiastic member of the Crawley Youth Theatre, she is currently rehearsing for Hound of the Baskervilles at the Archway Theatre, in Horley, where she will play the maid, Perkins.
Janine said: “I nominated Megan because apart from being a good actress she is a very responsible and lovely girl who is a very good example to others. She has been in quite a few productions at The Barn and I am happy to say that this year she seemed the obvious choice for May Queen.”
Megan’s mum, Lisa, 43, added: “I’m absolutely thrilled. Obviously I’m biased because I think she’s beautiful but I don’t think it’s so much about how she looks, it’s about the sort of person she is.”
Looking forward to playing a central role of an event which had been part of her life since she was a toddler, Megan said: “I’ve always gone to the May Fayre since I was three or four. It’s really nice to see the whole Crawley community coming together like this.”
Her duties as May Queen will include making a speech on the day as she is officially crowned – something which should come easily to an actor! Describing her love of the craft, Megan said: “I love exploring another character. It’s almost like you become that person.”
So on May 4, Megan will become May Queen, no doubt to critical acclaim.
The Ifield May Fayre will be held on Monday May 4, starting with a parade which will leave St Margaret’s School at 11am before the official opening at Ifield Barn Theatre at 11.30am. Then there will be an afternoon of traditional fun, including maypole dancing, Punch and Judy, a raffle and, of course, the crowning of the May Queen. Money raised from the fayre will go to Ifield Barn Theatre and the St Margaret Church Buildings Fund.