Wigs, Hair and Makeup Deputy (Hadestown)

Discipline: NT Productions
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: £1,000.00 per week, buy out. Overtime payment for worked bank holidays, Sunday shows, and paid holiday
Contact email: recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Job ref: 007782
Published: 12 days ago
Expiry date: 11 Jun 2024 11:00

Wigs, Hair and Makeup Deputy (Hadestown at the Lyric Theatre)


We are looking to recruit a Wigs, Hair and Makeup Deputy to join the West End production of Hadestown. The acclaimed Broadway musical phenomenon by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin makes its long-awaited West End premiere in February 2024 at the Lyric Theatre. ‘An epic celebration of music, togetherness and hope’ (Forbes). Hadestown is the winner of 8 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theatre Album.



Lyric Theatre


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Experience in wigs maintenance, styling, makeup and haircutting on West End productions or in a similar professional environment is essential.
  • Excellent skills in all aspects of hairdressing, wigs and facial hair making and maintenance, with a good knowledge and level of technical ability in make-up and associated techniques.
  • Flexible and self-motivated approach with the ability to support colleagues and acting company and to form excellent working relationships.
  • To be able to work calmly under pressure and clearly demonstrate an empathy with the pressures of the backstage performance environment.
  • An excellent communicator and listener. Fair, caring, firm, resilient, and with the ability to manage creative individuals and large teams.

If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Download the Job Description here. 

The closing date for receipt of an application is Tuesday 11th June 2024 at 11am.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024