Thursday, 19 July 2018

Make-up artist to the stars in Henley Players’ slap-up

LUCIA GOODWIN just loves the limelight — not for herself, but for the actors and performers she makes up to

LUCIA GOODWIN just loves the limelight — not for herself, but for the actors and performers she makes up to look good in it, writes Mike Rowbottom. It may be an ITV drama, a BBC reality show — or her latest venture doing up the amateur actors of the Henley Players.

The Henley-based theatrical make-up artist has taken on the challenge of buffing up the cast of Communicating Doors which opens at the Kenton Theatre on March 5.

The Alan Ayckbourn sci-fi drama spans 40 years, with the same characters appearing at different stages of their lives, so Lucia has her work cut out — but she says she’s ready for the challenge.

“I live here and I think it’s really important to keep these kinds of local theatre going,” she said. “It’s no hardship at all, especially with these very talented actors and a great director in Darrel Poulos. I was delighted when Darrel asked me to help out. I love the theatre and have done a lot of work in it over the years. From what I’ve seen, this will be a really good show.”

Lucia has been in professional showbusiness one way or another since her early years so she’s unlikely to be phased. She has concentrated on make-up artistry in the last three years and has worked on shows like Gladiators, Red And Black and Midsomer Murders, among many others.

Before that she was a costume department supervisor with the BBC, responsible for shows like the Lloyd Weber talent searches, Anyone Who Had A Dream and How Do We Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Communicating Doors, produced by the Henley Players, runs from Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 9 at the Kenton Theatre. Box office (01491) 575698 or visit www.kentontheatre.co.uk

LUCIA GOODWIN just loves the limelight — not for herself, but for the actors and performers she makes up to look good in it, writes Mike Rowbottom. It may be an ITV drama, a BBC reality show — or her latest venture doing up the amateur actors of the Henley Players.

The Henley-based theatrical make-up artist has taken on the challenge of buffing up the cast of Communicating Doors which opens at the Kenton Theatre on March 5.

The Alan Ayckbourn sci-fi drama spans 40 years, with the same characters appearing at different stages of their lives, so Lucia has her work cut out — but she says she’s ready for the challenge.

“I live here and I think it’s really important to keep these kinds of local theatre going,” she said. “It’s no hardship at all, especially with these very talented actors and a great director in Darrel Poulos. I was delighted when Darrel asked me to help out. I love the theatre and have done a lot of work in it over the years. From what I’ve seen, this will be a really good show.”

Lucia has been in professional showbusiness one way or another since her early years so she’s unlikely to be phased. She has concentrated on make-up artistry in the last three years and has worked on shows like Gladiators, Red And Black and Midsomer Murders, among many others.

Before that she was a costume department supervisor with the BBC, responsible for shows like the Lloyd Webber talent searches, Anyone Who Had A Dream and How Do We Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Communicating Doors, produced by the Henley Players, runs from Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 9 at the Kenton Theatre. Box office (01491) 575698 or visit www.kentontheatre.co.uk

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