ncn make-up students work on hit Broadway show

New College Nottingham Make-Up Students studying Theatrical Hair and Media Make-up are finding out what it’s like to work on a real theatre production, doing the hair and make-up for the cast of hit Broadway musical, Hairspray, which is showing at the Theatre Royal until 31st October.

Oliver, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof and Annie are just some of the famous shows ncn students have worked on with the Nottingham Operatic Society (NOS) over the years. NOS Chairman, Caroline Harper, said: “It’s part of the Societies’ constitution to educate people within the arts and theatre, and we love having ncn students back each year. It’s a fantastic opportunity, not only for the students, but for the actors too.”

Katie Elnor is in her third year at ncn and worked on the character Motormouth Maybelle, played by actor Janine Nicole Jacques. She said: “It’s been so exciting being part of such a popular Broadway show and getting to work with the actors, who have all been so friendly. The experience has completely changed my perspective of theatre, it’s been so much fun and I’ve learnt loads. It’s definitely an industry I’d like to be part of.”


Actor Alison Hope is playing the part of Velma Von Tussle. She said: “As an actor it’s great to be able to sit down in your dressing room and relax knowing your hair and make-up is in the capable hands of the students. They have been so professional, really helpful and the make-up looks absolutely fantastic.”
If you’d like to find out more about the hair and make-up courses available at ncn, visit the Health and Wellbeing pages.

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