“Doing fashion and doing theatre and doing as many other things as you can is a good way forward.”
My West End is a unique eight-part series created in partnership with Official London Theatre which shines a light on the backstage practitioners who work on some of the UK’s biggest shows. These exclusive videos reveal a whole world of possibilities for young people to be part of the next generation of technical, production and venue teams.
In this episode, Head of Wardrobe Ruth McCorkindale takes us behind the scenes of the Novello Theatre to discuss her work on the critically acclaimed musical Mamma Mia! McCorkindale considers how teamwork and collaboration are an essential part of working in the wardrobe department and explains how her sewing and making skills provided her with incredible opportunities to develop in the world of theatre.