The Wig Makers Brief:
We were approached by an International theatre company who are about to start performing Fawlty Towers The Interactive Experience in London’s West End, with inspiration taken from the British Comedy Series, Fawlty Towers. They wanted us to create a custom made theatrical wig in the style of Sybil Fawlty for their leading lady to wear night after night on the stage. It needed to look realistic, and also really show of the key characteristics of Sybil Fawlty’s hair. It needed to have the classic light blonde side sweep fringe, a french roll at the back and also the tight curls and perm that we all know and love.
Creating The Custom Custom Made Theatrical Wig…
Working closely with our wig maker we gathered lots and lots of images of Sybil Fawlty. Surprisingly her hair changed a lot over the years on Fawlty Towers, in some episodes her hair was red, in other it was light blonde, it was also brown and grey at some points. It wasn’t just the colour of her hair that changed, but the style too; from a piled up beehive; to a perm; and a classic short curly hairstyle.
We worked closely with the theatre company to establish the exact look that they wanted and eventually came up with the look (shown above in the 1st Sybil Picture).
Our UK based wig maker then set about creating it, using the highest quality synthetic fibre which looks and feels like real hair. The wig was hand stitched with careful precision. Every curl was created and set, and the classic french roll put in place. The whole process took nearly 4 weeks.
The results are amazing, the theatre company are really pleased with their new custom made wig and Sybil is ready to tread the boards in London’s West End!
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