Wigs, Hair & Make Up vacancies

Wigs Manager, Deputy and Assistant
Deadline: 19 August, 7pm


London Theatre Company is a new theatre producing company founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, with an emphasis on the production of new work. It is a commercial venture, backed by a small group of senior venture capital investors. Our intention is to create a culture, ethos and economic model that supports writers, directors, designers and actors to work at scale in a space that is complementary to those of the subsidised theatre and West End. A new theatre in King’s Cross is due to open in winter, 2021.


The Bridge is London Theatre Company’s first new theatre, and the first wholly new commercial theatre of scale to be built in London for 80 years. It has a stunning riverside location on the south bank of the Thames, right by Tower Bridge and five minutes’ walk from the transport hub of London Bridge station. It is designed by Haworth Tompkins, winners of the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre. It has 900+ seats and can be configured in end-stage, thrust and promenade formats. The Bridge opened for the first time in October 2017, and since then has produced a variety of plays, including A German Life, a one-woman show starring Maggie Smith, and Julius Caesar, an immersive re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic. My Name is Lucy Barton, performed by Laura Linney, will open on Broadway in January 2020.


The Bridge Theatre is looking for experienced Wigs, Hair and Makeup staff to join our upcoming production of The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. The successful candidate will join a freelance team working on a busy show over the Christmas period and into 2020.

The WHAM team will work collaboratively with the Wigs Hair and Makeup Design team and alongside the Costume teams, plus all members of the show running team to achieve the smooth delivery of the production at the Bridge Theatre.

The positions are:

  • Wigs, Hair and Makeup Manager
  • Wigs Deputy
  • Wigs Assistants

Responsible to: Head of Costume
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Short term contract
Staff Start date: Weeks commencing 21 October/ 28 October 2019 depending on role
Terms: Flexible working based around but not limited to a 46-hour average working week over 6 days to reflect production periods and performance schedules.
Please note this production includes Tuesday to Sunday performances.


  • 3 – 5 years minimum professional experience in theatrical Wigs, Hair and Makeup
  • A positive and solution-oriented attitude with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Confident in taking initiative and working independently within the team parameters
  • Highly organised, approachable and friendly, with a firm understanding and enthusiasm for the production process
  • Calm under pressure and resilient in meeting new challenges
  • A high level of experience and skill with wigs, hair and makeup are required for this production.


Please email recruitment@bridgetheatre.co.uk with your CV and cover letter in one document.

The deadline for applications is 7pm on 19 August but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held from the week of 26th of August.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity. We encourage applicants from different backgrounds and different experiences.