A packed house at the Service for Freddie Lees held at Mortlake Crematorium on June 9th. Around eight of Freddie’s Family and friends gathered to say goodbye, and to remember and swap stories of a wonderful life in theatre. The service was meticulously planned by Freddie. Every part of it was at his request, and put together, as you would expect like a theatrical production. There was a lot of laughter, some beautiful music and some tears. A fine and fitting send off for our friend, who will be greatly missed.
Here is a partial list of those who attended the service, and gathered afterwards in a pub in Kew Green, swapping Freddie stories until the evening. Some, like Bobby Crush and Barry Burnett were not able to be there as a major disruption to trains at Waterloo meant they got half way and ran out of time.
If you haven’t already taken a look at our “Spotlight On Freddie Lees” , it gives a glimpse into a career that spanned sixty years and many repertory seasons, television appearances, West End Musicals and Pantomimes along the way. An amazing talented friendly and lovely man.