Make-up artist Olivia Robinson
is SO talented!
She was delighted to become involved at Tryst in achieving
the weird and quirky look needed for the three witches
Working with the “witchy women” Rhona, Laveena
and Clare, together they brainstormed ideas for how
the witches should appear. Olivia went off, created
some initial designs...and this week at rehearsals went
to work on the ladies for the first time.
The result is seriously scary...and combined with the
costumes they’ve all come up with, Olivia’s
fantastic work will add so much to the edgy menace of
At one point, Macbeth says they look like “Goths
on their way back from Glastonbury”...which pretty
much sums up the striking effect she has helped create.
Another requirement in the play is for Banquo to appear
as a ghost...but with his throat cut. Again Olivia rose
to the challenge and created the right look with a prosthesis
and some stage “blood”.
Howard Sargeant, who plays Banquo, said: “Getting
my throat cut has never been so much fun.”
Olivia, 17, from Hamilton, is studying makeup at West
College Scotland and is planning a career in professional
makeup for film and television.
With this superb work for Tryst in her portfolio, we’re
convinced she’s got a great future ahead of her.
From everyone at Tryst, thank you Olivia for making
us look so good...or bad!
The four pictures show Olivia at work...and the final
Macbeth, paired with the brilliant comedy PVT Wars about
three Vietnam War veterans, runs April 16-19 at Alloa's
Coach House Theatre, 7.30pm nightly.
Both plays include strong language.
Tickets, £11, are available online
now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/trysttheatre