The Performance courses share an excellent range of facilities across the programmes, including a wig-making and hair styling studio, prosthetics and make-up studios with live ‘camera to TV’ link, a suite of specialist rooms for casting and mould making, plaster, fibreglass, latex, silicones and other resins, a sculpting studio, and several costume-making studios with pattern cutting tables, overlockers and industrial sewing machines. Students also have access to a large VAC former, laser cutter, print and dye room, a large spray booth, and additional access on site to design studios and IT suites.
Cecilia Pritchard, course leader, is an LCF alumni, and contributes with a diverse portfolio, academically and hands-on, in hair, wigs, makeup and prosthetics in film, TV, theatre and fashion. Her work stretches from Sweden, Denmark, the UK and East Asia. Working five years at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Cecilia has worked closely with top international opera singers and costume designers on productions such as Madam Butterfly, Magic Flute, La Boheme, Tosca, Aida, Othello, Salome and many more. For 4 years Cecilia worked as a hair and make-up lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) where she also established many international connections.
Steven Solomon graduated in 1990 and has worked across a range of industry areas. He started out specialising in body painting, air brush body art and cosmetics. Work includes promotional events for Aida, The Lion King, Velvet Goldmine. Interview with a Vampire, Reebok, Adidas and Su-do. His development work includes MAC airbrush body paint and cosmetic ranges. Fashion shows include Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Evisu, Belstaff and Mulberry. Catwalk events include the MOBO awards, Fashion Rocks, Alternative Hair Show, Pantene Beauty. Promotional/editorial experience include Levi’s, Aveda, Toni & Guy, Cyberdog, Coco de Mer. His teatre work ibcludes La Cage Au Folles, The Turn of the Screw, Michael Clark at the Barbican and World Theatre at the Millennium Dome 1999. Music promotion/video experience include MTV, Cher, George Michael, The Cure, Enya, Tricky and The Prodigy. Advertising: BMW, Evening Standard magazine, Admiral, Direct Line, Alfa-Romeo. He has taught make-up for 22 years for London College of Fashion, Face Stockholm, Jemma Kidd Make-up School, and MAC and completed a PGCE in 2000.
Jessica Curtis trained at the Motley Theatre Design Course after training as an illustrator at the University of Brighton. She has designed for film, opera, dance and theatre both here and in Scandinavia over the last 20 years. She is currently designing the Premier of Genesis inc. at Hampstead Theatre. Recent work includes Uncle Vanya (The Almeida) Villette (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre), Hotel Cerise (Theatre Royal, Stratford East) Another Door Closed (Theatre Royal Bath), Endgame (Liverpool Everyman), Dangerous Corner (West Yorkshire Playhouse and West End),Frankenstein (Frantic Assembly, Northampton), Burial at Thebes (Nottingham Playhouse/Barbican/US Tour) and RHAPSODY (Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House) One for the Road, Glass Cage, Follies (Royal and Derngate, Northampton) The Ryme of the Ancient Marina (Southbank Center/ Young Vic). She has also designed the Grosvenor Park Open Air Season 2013- 2016 and the opening season at the new cultural centre Storyhouse, as well as bar interiors for Underbelly at the South Bank and Hyde Park and Leicester Square.
She has taught and designed at Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA, Guildhall, Trinity College of Music, Birkbeck and RSMAD.
Lorna Campbell, alumni of the course and now a lead wig designer and creator of wig-making collective Campbell Wigs. Alongside designing and making wigs and facial for stage, screen and bespoke hair loss clients, Lorna, and her team, deliver wig making workshops to industry professionals in locations such as London, NYC, LA, Atlanta GA, and Bahrain. After graduating from The London College of Fashion, Lorna originally worked as a makeup artist and theatrical makeup lecturer at The City of Bristol College before focusing on wig design, making and educating. Alongside regular high-profile clients, work includes Idris Elba, Peter Serafinowicz, Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds, Jon Culshaw (as Donald Trump), MTV, Warner Bros, ITV, Showtime and the BBC. Lorna's teaching methods focus on delivering the fundamental traditional wig-making techniques necessary for students to take their artistry and passion further throughout their career.
Karl J. Rouse trained as a performer at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and later moved into Performance Studies as a Fulbright Scholar (representing the UK government under Tony Blair) at The Tisch School of The Arts, New York University. Here he studied directing under Richard Schechner and Anna Deavere Smith and performed in the ‘downtown’ experimental scene in venues such as PS122, La Mama, and St Annes Wearhouse. Karl has represented the Performing Arts for the Fulbright Commission at The White House, Downing Street and in the House of Lords. He was awarded a Royal Holloway, University of London, scholarship in 2003 and studied customer service and organisational loyalty with The Disney Institute in 2006. As a producer, Karl has served as executive director of The Accidental Festival (The Roundhouse, The ICA, Battersea Arts Centre) which has included the work of Liz LeCompte, Simon McBurney, Richard Foreman, Katy Mitchel, Felix Barret and Tristan Sharps. Karl is a fellow of The Royal Society of The Arts, and The Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre, where he focused upon the role of The Entrepreneurial Artist. This led to presentations at The Fulbright Conference in Beijing, the European League of Arts Institutes (ELIA) in Amsterdam, and The International Entrepreneurial Educators Conference (IEEC) in Sheffield. Karl was also the first director of performance at Capital City Academy, and an assistant principal within the Studio School Trust. He has therefore developed new curricula in new buildings for students aged 12 to 18, and 18 and above. For ten years he was a senior lecturer and pathway leader at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and has previously served as external examiner at The National Centre for Circus Arts. Recently he has become a mentor for The Leadership Foundation, specifically working with BAME Academics seeking to move into senior leadership positions. He is a mental health first-aider and has an interest in Mindfulness in Education.