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.
‘A unique backstage story – honest and good-humoured, like the author.’ – Sir Ian McKellen
‘A glorious cavalcade of theatrical gossip and professional achievement in a department of our profession that largely goes unsung.’ – Frances de la Tour
‘A wonderful read and so well written with plenty of fascinating stories.’ – Sir Michael Gambon