Katherine Rich

Katherine Rich


  • Year
    Role / Type
    Name of Production / Director
    Company / Venue
  • 2016
    Wig assistant
    Beautiful the Carole King musical
    Beautiful west end production ltd
    Aldwych theatre London
  • 2016
    Wig Assistant
    Hairspray Uk tour 2016
  • 2016
    Daily make up artist
    The Living and The Dead
  • 2015
    Hair and Make up assistant
    Milou Productions
  • 2015
    Hair and make up trainee Main Team
  • 2015
    Wig Assistant
    Anything Goes Uk Tour
  • 2014 - 2015
    Hair and Make Up Creative Skillset Trainee
    Mammoth Screen BBC1
  • 2015
    Hair and Make Up Trainee
    Time Crashers
    Wall to Wall Productions Channel 4
  • 2014 - 2015
    Trainee Wig Maker
    Peter Owen Ltd
    Peter Owen Ltd


  • Year
  • 2014
    Peter King Intesive Media Make Up Course
    Bath Academy of Media Make Up
    2014, Peter King Intesive Media Make Up Course
    Bath Academy of Media Make Up

About me

As an ex professional performer, I am very familiar with the workings of each department within theatre and the theatre environment. Having toured nationally and internationally within large scale productions, I understand the needs of the performer in addition to the needs of other departments to ensure smooth running of a production. Whilst much of my work has been within television, my passion is and always has been theatre.
I retrained as a mature student, attending the Peter Swords King Intensive Media Make Up Course, graduating April 2014.
I have recently worked as a daily assistant on the period feature 'Another Mothers Son'. I was responsible for setting and styling of hair (1940's), dirty down/cuts/blood make up application for supporting artists and assisting the crowd room supervisor as necessary. From July - November 2015, I was employed on the Main Team for the Mammoth Screen contemporary production of Agatha Raisin (Sky). I was responsible for make up application and hair styling for main cast throughout the 8 episodes, maintaining accurate continuity notes, carrying on set checks, script breakdown and assisting the Head of Department and make up supervisor as necessary.
Prior to this I was employed as Wig Assistant (in a two person team) on the UK Tour of Anything Goes until 1/6/2015. My role included daily blocking and washing of wigs, wet setting (roller and pin curling), dressing out (1930's), application of lace front wigs, preparation of hair for wig application for the cast, action of a plot throughout the live production and assisting the Head of Department as necessary.
Spring 2015 I was employed as a Hair and Make Up Trainee for Time Crashers (Wall to Wall/Channel 4), a Celebrity Reality Television show.
Prior to this I worked at Peter Owen LTD as a trainee wig maker. My work included knotting, wig repairs, weaving, making switches, creping, daily blocking and washing of wigs and assisting with stock orders for film and television.
My television work began as a Creative Skillset Hair and Make Up Trainee within the Crowd room of Poldark (Mammoth Screen/BBC1), where I was employed for the final 3 months of shooting. My roles included application of make up and wigs both hard and lace front, wig maintenance, assisting with fittings of Supporting Artists, maintaining accurate continuity records and assisting the Crowd Room Supervisor as necessary.

Additional Skills

I am currently making a wig including the foundation. I have a good knowledge of wig maintenance, blocking of wigs, how to repair wigs, making of switches/weft and knotting.


Available on request


Primary Job Title
Wigs Assistant
Secondary Job Title
Makeup Artist
Job Titles
Makeup Artist, Wig Dresser, Wig Maker, Wigs Assistant
Years in industry
1 to 3 years
Company Experience
Childrens Theatre, Regional Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken
Organisation Membership
Experienced in
Dance, Musicals
Interested in
European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
Driving Licences