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Having graduated from West College Scotland back in 2007, Craig Forrest-Thomas has enjoyed a diverse and exciting career working in theatre in the West End, touring the UK and internationally, as well as working overseas in America, Canada and Australia. He has also worked on TV/Film with productions by Apple, Netflix, BBC and HBO.  

Speaking of his time at College Craig said, “I had an incredible 3 years at college and thrived learning and developing my skills as a MUA. With the support and experience of the tutors I went on to win 3 national bodypainting championships and Student Makeup Artist of the year as well as an SVQ Hero award.”  

In 2015 Craig won the Technical Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wigs and Make Up for his work on Shrek the Musical. He is currently Associate Make Up Designer and Head of Wigs, Hair and Make Up on Mrs Doubtfire the Musical Comedy which will opened May 2023 at the Shaftesbury Theatre London. 

He is also delighted to continue his work as Wigs Supervisor on the play Steel Magnolias and as Make Up Designer for Madagascar the Musical this year, which is currently touring the USA and will also launch a UK Tour in Autumn 2023.  

Craig Forrest-Thomas 

Wigs, Hair & Make Up Designer 


Credits Include: 

Wigs & Make Up Supervisor Steel Magnolias the play (UK Tour) Make Up Designer Madagascar the Musical (UK, Australia, Asia and USA Tour)  

Associate Make Up Designer; Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up  Mrs Doubtfire: The New Musical Comedy (West End)  

Associate Make Up Designer Shrek theMusical (Australian Tour)  

Make Up Supervisor Shrek the Musical (UK Tour) 

Head of Make Up Shrek the Musical (UK Tour)  

Associate Make Up Designer Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (Toronto)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (West End)  

Make Up Supervisor The Grinch Who Stole Christmas:The Musical! (UK Tour)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up The Grinch Who StoleChristmas: The Musical! (UK Tour)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up White Christmas the Musical (UK Tour)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up Grease the Musical (UK Tour)  

Head of Wigs & Make Up Fiddler on the Roof (West End)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up Harold PinterSeason (West End)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up Dirty Dancing (West End & International Tour)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up Miss Saigon (UK Tour)  

Head of Wigs, Hair & Make Up Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Nights Dream (UK Tour) 


Other Credits Include: 

BBC, HBO, Apple TV, Opera North, Scottish Opera, English National Ballet, Disney Theatrical, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You, Beauty & the Beast. 

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