The art of special effects and theatrical makeup is one that is often taken for granted.  Some of the effects are very familiar:  the pantomime dame, with a face that sinks a thousand ships, or Dr Who monsters that cause children to hide behind settees.

CAKE Productions has worked with a makeup and special effects artist on both their productions:  to create a mask to enable an immediate transition from one character to another in ‘Devon and Demelza’, and, more recently, the scarring that results from self-harm injury.

To learn more about how these effects are achieved, take a look at our makeup artist’s website blog:



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