"Somewhere between Emmerdale and Spitting Image"
Freddie Hayes is a York based performance artist, comic and puppeteer. She is a fringe centric performer, hovering between the lines of childish puppetry and late night entertainment. Her love for the absurd is prevalent in her work and she wishes to convey the stupidity of life. Often autobiographical, Freddie reflects on her life through relatable characters, scenarios or themes.
Freddie studied puppetry at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 2015-2018. Since graduating she has been touring her solo shows around the UK comedy, festival and cabaret circuit. These performances include Potato Head, Fred’s Microbrewery, The Nativity and The Freddie Show.
Freddie creates extremely prop heavy performances and works hard to craft her bespoke puppets, props and costumes. Using materials such as foam, paint and papier mache. Her biggest influences are Paula Rego, Bobby Baker, Twin Peaks and Neville Tranter.