How to get a-HEAD in showbiz!

Friday 7th October 2016

How do you make a realistic severed head for the stage?! The woman with all the answers is our Props wizard Jayne Hyman! Last year, she was tasked with creating a realistic severed hand for The Duchess Malfi, which you may have spotted if you were on one of our backstage tours for Open Day this year!

This year, she’s been asked to up the ante and create a gory, life-like head for one of the characters in our upcoming production of The Revenger’s Tragedy. Check out this wonderful timelapse of Jayne putting her skills to good use! Actor John Askew is the man in the chair, and the patient soul who had to keep very still for his art!

See the fruits of Jayne’s labour in The Revenger’s Tragedy at Nottingham Playhouse from Fri 28 Oct – Sat 12 Nov 2016.