“We use the mirror as what we would see from the stage.”
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 Hair/Wigs and Make Up Joanna Smedley demonstrates how wigs and masks are developed for the hit musical Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Smedley details the maintenance work involved in the production process and considers how studying creative subjects enabled her to gain valuable work experience to progress her career.