in Backstage, Theatre Buildings
16th April 2020
INTERVIEW: GIUSEPPE CANNAS. Sam Marlowe sits down with Giuseppe Cannas, Head of Wigs, Hair and Make-up at the National Theatre, to find out about the extraordinary craft and minute detail involved in creating a production’s special effects. From hand-stitching every single hair, to creating exploding eyeballs, Cannas’ work not only involves a wide range of disciplines, but also managing a team of almost two dozen people. Recorded on 03 March 2020 at the National Theatre in London.
“You’re going to be working with the actor until the five minute call. If I put someone there who doesn’t have the sensitivity to know when it’s time to look after them or time to disappear, you can be the best wigmaker, hairdresser or make up artist, but it’s not going to work”