Frith to perform on London stage
Bermudian actress Julia Frith is about to fulfil a lifelong dream and take centre stage in London's West End.
Ms Frith, 23, will join the main cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery next Tuesday after months of work with the touring production.
She said: “I was expecting to be nervous, but actually, I'm just really ecstatic.
“I'm in an incredible position for my West End debut, I've been in this show on tour for four months already.
“I've done hundreds of shows as my character and the cast and crew on the West End version have adopted us into their family with so much support and encouragement — I'm ready.”
Ms Frith — whose family includes international music star Heather Nova and famous puppeteer Michael Frith — performed in several shows in Bermuda before going to Rose Bruford College in London.
She landed the part of con artist Caprice Freeboys in the touring cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery earlier this year and has spent the last four months performing across Britain and Ireland.
But she said the move to the critically acclaimed West End production was a dream come true.
She said: “Being in the West End is almost every actor's dream. It's a milestone for many that represents a certain level of success, skill, and reputation.
“The West End is an area of London where a lot of the best of theatre in the world can be found. The quality of the productions are internationally renowned and, like Broadway, for an actor, that's the dream.
“That being said, you can be a brilliant actor and never work on the West End. At the end of the day, acting is a job and you can do your job brilliantly anywhere, in any space.”
Ms Frith added she was excited to make her West End debut.
She said: “This is the best show to debut in, my role as a strong female lead is so full and fun to play, the story and writing is smart, quick and challenging. I can't wait.” Ms Frith added: “It's such a humbling and exciting feeling, performing on a stage that has hosted so many incredible actors and productions long before I was even alive.”
Ms Frith thanked Bermuda for its constant support.
She said: “My success is your success.”
She also thanked the Bermuda Arts Council and the BMDS Charitable Trust, who helped her and other Bermudian artists fulfil their creative dreams.
• The Comedy About a Bank Robbery will run at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus until at least November next year