My Name Is Not Wigs is a fascinating autobiography from Angela Cobbins MBE, if you love theatre and knowing what goes on behind the scenes, then you need to read this book.
An enthralling journey through time, fashion and theatreland: from hairdressing student in the early 1960s to theatrical wig creator for the biggest shows of our time over five decades – from the West End to Broadway – Box Brownie to Cinemascope. My Name Is Not Wigs is the ultimate read for fans of witty behind-the-curtains memoirs, especially those with a penchant for the bright lights of stage and screen: tears and accolades aplenty!
Angela has created wigs for Spitting Image, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, The Graduate, Witches of Eastwick, Jesus Christ Superstar, La Boheme and Mary Poppins to name a few; at institutions such as Madame Tussauds in London and Amsterdam, The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and the Royal National Theatre on more than 100 shows; touring the world; and working alongside many of the biggest names in acting including Joan Collins, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Celia Imrie and Ian McKellen.
To say we loved My Name Is Not Wigs would be an understatement. It is an absolutely fascinating insight into the behind the scenes of working in theatre. Many of us love seeing shows at our local theatres and marvel at the costumes and wigs on stage. This book gives the ultimate insight into what goes into making the wigs we see. Angela has had a fantastic career and would be a wonderful individual to sit and have a chat with, and her book feels like you are doing just that. At TBH we are huge theatre lovers, some of us have even had brief careers working behind the scenes as a dresser and we know how amazing the world behind the curtain is. This book shines a light and pays homage to that glorious world.
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