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Tell Us In 10: Julia Frith

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai Published 26 February 2020

In our profile series, Tell Us In 10, we ask cast members and creatives of top London shows to tell us all about themselves in just 10 questions.

This week we have the wonderful Julia Frith who is currently playing the role of Caprice Freeboys in Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. The Olivier Award-nominated West End comedy follows the story of eight incompetent crooks, a security guard and one enormous diamond! Packed with daring set-pieces, genre twists and plenty of slapstick humour, it’s guaranteed to leave you crying with laughter… much like this interview! 

1. My route into theatre was…

Walking! And being born into a family of Muppets (Jim Henson’s, to be exact – I am the granddaughter of Yoda…)

2. My West End idol is…

Every actor who didn’t give up and are now living their dream every night on stage.

Julia Frith and Liam Jeavons. Photo by Robert Day.Julia Frith and Liam Jeavons. Photo by Robert Day.

3. My colleagues would describe me as…

Mermaid Wonder Woman.

4. My favourite show present or past (that isn’t one I star in) is…

Julius Caesar at the Bridge.

Julia Frith, Liam Jeavon, David Coomber and Seán Carey. Photo by Robert Day.

5. The career moment I’m most proud of is…

Having a steady job out of school where I get to play charades every night and portray a fiery chicken bird (if you know you know).

6. The hardest part about my role is…

Getting through the first act without my eyelashes falling off from sweat… glamorous, I know.

Photo by Robert Day.

7. If I didn’t work in theatre I would be…

A professional baby cuddler and fire dancer (not at the same time).

8. Something people don’t know about me is…

I almost lost all the fingers on my left hand from a blind horse mistaking them for carrots.

The new cast of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Photo: Robert Day)The new cast of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Photo by Robert Day.

9. The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Let deeds, not words, be your adorning.

10. The one thing I wish I could tell my younger self is…

Every hardship you’re facing is preparing you for the life of your dreams, trust your strength, speak your heart, it’s going to turn out magically.

Julia Frith and Jon Trenchard. Photo by Robert Day.

 

If you fancy a laugh in the city, snap up your tickets to see Julia on stage in The Comedy About A Bank Robbery playing at the Criterion Theatre until 3 May.

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