Wigs and make-up supervisor

'This can be a really tough, difficult job... but ultimately I get to work in an industry where your imagination and creativity are allowed to flourish...'

Laurie's role takes her back stage in the exciting world of musical theatre - from London's West End to touring with Elton John.

She started her career as a hair and make-up assistant on the Walt Disney musical Beauty and the Beast and worked her way up to deputy.

A role at My Fair Lady followed before she became deputy of wigs and make-up on The Lion King at London's Lyceum Theatre.

Next was five years working for pop superstar Elton John. Laurie did hair and make-up for his stage and TV shows, going on tours throughout Europe and America.

Now Laurie is the wigs and make-up supervisor at Scottish Opera, responsible for several different productions a year.