Helen Russell

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Deputy Head of Wigs
Theatre
Phantom of the Opera UK & Ireland TourCameron Mackintosh
2019 - 2020Head of Wigs
Theatre
West Side Story
Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve
Curve
2018 - 2019Head of Wigs and Makeup
Theatre
Rocky Horror ShowTrafalgar Entertainment Group
2017 - 2018Maker/Cutter & Wig Manager
Theatre
Casanova, Little Mermaid, Jane Eyre, Three MusketeersNorthern Ballet Theatre
2016Head of Wigs and Make up
Theatre
Rocky Horror ShowAmbassador Theatre Group
2016Freelance
Theatre
Jane EyreNorthern Ballet Theatre
2015 - 2016Head of Wigs and Make up
Theatre
Annie The Musical UK Tour
Nikolai Foster
David Ian Productions Ltd
Tour
2010 - 2015Wig Manager
Theatre
All rep productionsNorthern Ballet Theatre
2010 - 2011Wig Assistant
Theatre
EvitaBill Kenwright Ltd
International Tour
2010Deputy Wardrobe/Make-Up/Hair
Theatre
Whistle Down The WindBill Kenwright Ltd
UK Tour
2009Deputy Wigs Mistress
Theatre
ScroogeBill Kenwright Ltd
2009Wigs Mistress
Theatre
HMS Pinafore UK TourCarl Rosa
2008 - 2009Head of Wigs and Make up
Theatre
Flashdance The Musical UK TourMalcolm Ian Productions
2007 - 2008Deputy Wardobe & Wigs
Theatre
TinTin In Tibet UK TourSonia Friedman Productions
2007Wigs Assistant
Theatre
The Producers UK TourAndrew Fell Ltd
2006 - 2007Wigs Assistant
Theatre
The ProducersAndrew Fell Ltd
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
2005 - 2006Wigs & Wardrobe
Theatre
Saturday Night FeverAdam Spiegel Productions
2002 - 2005Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
All In House ProductionsYork Theatre Royal
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2005City & Guilds BarberingYork College
    2005City & Guilds Basic HairdressingYork College
    2005WYOCN Media Make-up and HairYork College
    2002BA Hons Costume ProductionRose Bruford

    Additional Skills

    Period Styling- The Wig Room Training Academy

    Sculpting for Prosthetics course - Shaune Harrison Makeup Academy.

    Wig making ,foundation making and knotting -WAM Studio

    Basic Hairdressing - Ladies & Gents.

    Referees

    Darren Ware

    Wig Supervisor (Rocky Horror Show)

    **contact removed**

    Matt Jones

    Production Manager (Annie The Musical & Rocky Horror Show)

    **contact removed**

    About me

    Head of Wigs/Makeup with 17 years of experience in West End, UK and International touring in Musicals, Rep, Light Opera & Ballet.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • English
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    • 6+ years
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Children's Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    • Children's Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Dance
    • Ballet
    • Drama
    • Dance
    • Musicals
    • Drama
    • Pantomime
    • Musicals
    • Ballet
    • Pantomime
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Musicals
    • Pantomime
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Cruises
    • Film / TV
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Cruises
    • World Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • World Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard