Richard Mawbey

Wigs & Hair Designer

Richard has enjoyed a great career in hair, make-up and wigs. He has worked on Finding Neverland, Evita, La Cage Aux Folles, Frost Nixon, Waitress and Priscilla in New York.

London theatre credits include: The Boyfriend at The Menier Chocolate Factory, BIG the Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine to Five, Uncle Vanya, Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall, Pack of Lies, Pinter at the Pinter, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Labour of Love, Spamilton, Lazarus the David Bowie Musical, The Libertine, Mrs Henderson Presents, Elf, The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Season, The Ruling Class, Assassins, Urinetown, Forbidden Broadway, Richard the Third, From Here To Eternity, The Commitments, Strangers On A Train, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merrily We Roll Along, Privates on Parade, South Pacific, Top Hat, Hairspray, Passion, Legally Blonde, End of the Rainbow, Piaf, Sweet Charity, Frost/Nixon, Guys and Dolls, The Producers, Kiss Me Kate, Starlight Express and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Nationwide productions include: Mame at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester The Madness of King George for Nottingham Playhouse and National Theatre LIVE, CILLA the Musical, White Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, We Will Rock You, Nine To Five, A Damsel in Distress at Chichester Festival Theatre, Benidorm the Musical, Abigail’s Party and Little Britain Live.

Film credits include: The Ghost Writer, Titanic, It’s De-Lovely, Star Wars, The Hunt for Red October, Mask of Zorro, Disney’s Santa Clause and Richard Harris as Dumbledore in Harry Potter.

Television credits include: ITV’s CILLA, Vikings, Black Sails, Ripper Street, Mr. Selfridge, Little Britain, Catherine Tate Show, French and Saunders, Poirot, Miss Marple, Gavin and Stacey, House of Saddam and Larkrise to Candleford.

Richard owns London’s Wig Specialities and is the personal wig-maker to Kylie Minogue, Sheridan Smith, Paloma Faith, Jessie J and Dame Edna Everage.

Upcoming projects include The Angel of Darkness for Netflix filming in Budapest, the UK and Ireland Tour of Waitress, Amdram a new Musical at the CURVE Theatre in Leicester and Mr Malcolm’s List filming in Dublin.