|Year||Role / Type||Name of Production / Director|
|2017 - 2020||Cosmetologist/Costume Technician |
|Disney Cruise Line|
|2015 - 2017||Trainee Wigs Assistant |
|Mary Poppins UK & Ireland Tour|
|2013 - 2015||Wardrobe Assistant |
|WICKED UK & Ireland Tour|
|2013||Wardrobe Assistant |
|NYT Repratory season|
|2013||Assisting Resident Costume Designer |
|UK & Amsterdam Tour|
|2009 - 2010||Costume Shop Manager |
|18 operettas and musicals|
Year Qualification Where 2017 Refresher Course The Wig Room Training Academy 2011 BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design Arts University Bournemouth 2008 Costume Management Level 5 Liverpool Community College
- I own (and can operate):
- Domestic Sewing Machines (Singer, Bernina 1008, Brother), Industrial Overlocker (Orion)
- I can operate:
- Industrial sewing machine (Singer/Tony)
Personal dresser/quick change dresser/laundry & pressing.
Wig and Facial Hair; synthetic and natural hair experience, washing, setting, styling, maintaining, dressing out.
Costume; repair, cleaning, fittings, zips, maintanence.
Experience in natural makeup techniques and prosthetics (false noses, chins, baldcaps)
Tailoring skill and technique,
pattern cutting and drapery,
Dancewear & Lycra,
- Cruise Ship Wigs and Costume Tech (3 years)
- Two major UK & Ireland tours (4 years+)
- Shadowed rolls in West End Theatres and Costume Studios.
-'Costume shop manager' in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA for two summers at the College Light Opera Company. (18 shows)
-Assistant Designer, Wardrobe and sewing technician for Liverpool based 'Lodestar theatre company' productions for site specific shakespear summer festivals (2007-08)
Technician of the year 2019, Crew Awards, Disney Cruise Line.
I'm Jacob, most recently a Cosmetologist and Costume assistant for Disney Cruise Line. I looked after character looks and "Broadway calabar" shows with all the laundry to go with. I m always looking to improve my skills, so after my junior wigs assistant roll on Mary Poppins 2015 UK & Ireland Tour, I was trainned under Vincenza Miele at the Wig Room Training Academy, London.
My interest in Wigs grew from working on the first WICKED UK and Ireland Tour back in 2013. As a junior wardrobe assistant, I graduated from Junior to the Elphaba dresser within a few months.
I studied costume making and Tailoring at Arts University College Bornemouth, they are skills I still practice at work and as a hobby.
I will hopefully be improving my skills further in the future as I look into courses in wig knotting, barbering and ethnic hair when available. I have recently been participating in online wig courses with Carl Brown @carlbrownhair over lockdown, in preparation to work back in theatres when available.
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- Languages Spoken
- Years in industry
- 6+ years
- Company Experience
- Children's Theatre
- Cross Cultural Theatre
- Educational Theatre
- Immersive Theatre
- Inclusive Theatre
- International Touring Theatre
- National Theatre
- Regional Theatre
- Site Specific Theatre
- UK Touring Theatre
- Work Permits
- Interested in
- European Tour
- Film / TV
- Live Events
- UK Tour
- World Tour
- DBS checked
- Driving Licences
- Experienced In
- Children's Theatre
- Cruise Ships
- Outdoor Events
- Theatre (Immersive)
- Theatre (Musical)
- Theatre (Professional)
- Theatre (Touring)
- Youth Programming
Adam Harper Dresser
On time, willing to help out and handled working backstage very well during a show stop during his time with me.