Mel Brothwell trained at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology and begin her career as hairstylist working in a salon before breaking into theatre. Her first wig position was back in 2006 working on the London production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She then went on to work on a number of west end shows including Billy Elliot, Hairspray and Grease, before getting her first head of department role on the London production of Rock of Ages. Since then she has gone on to lead wig teams on the original west end productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Elf and Beautiful the Carole King musical.
Throughout Mel’s career she has taken part in many photo shoots, EPK filming and TV appearances including This Morning, The Paul O’Grady show, Dancing on Ice and the Xfactor. She’s looked after the hair and wig needs for host of celebrities including Christian Slater, Robert Lindsay, Michael Crawford and Kimberly Walsh. She’s also been assistant wig supervisor to wig designer Linda McKnight on the UK tour of Rock of Ages and London production of East is East.
Currently Mel is head of wigs on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s west end production of School of Rock.