Madi Barnicoat BA Costume Student
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Madi Barnicoat

BA Costume Student


Madi is on the BA (Hons). During her time here she has covered specialist skills such as Dye and Breakdown, Embroidery, Pattern cutting, Millinery, Tailoring, Wig styling, Hair and Makeup; alongside supervising and assisting in a wardrobe department for both film and theatre. During her final year she hopes to focus on the detailing on costumes starting from dye and breakdown and to embellishments and embroidery.

 During her time at BOVTS she has undertaken placements with companies such as HBO; rdf West and BBC Productions and is due to undertake a work placement at Angels and Sew Curvy. 


Dye and Breakdown: Breakdown Trainee – ‘Avenue 5’ (HBO – 2019), Breakdown Trainee – ‘Ammonite’ (BBC Productions – 2019), Breakdown Trainee – ‘Our lady of Kibeho’ (The Royal and Degenerate – 2019); ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’ (Bristol Old Vic Theatre – 2019)

Supervision: ‘Her Naked Skin’ (Circomedia – 2020), ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (West Country Tour – 2019)

Costume Maker: ‘The Snow Queen’ (The Redgrave Theatre – 2019); ‘Earthquakes in London’ ( Bristol Old Vic Theatre Studio – 2019); ‘The Pale Horse’ (BBC Productions – 2019) ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’ (Bristol Old Vic Theatre – 2019)

Wardrobe Assistant: Wardrobe Trainee- ‘The Crystal Maze USA’ (rdf West – 2019);The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’ (Bristol Old Vic Theatre – 2019); ‘Mrs Beeton Says’ (The Redgrave Theatre – 2018); ‘The Railway Children’ (The Redgrave Theatre – 2018); ‘Clybourne Park’ (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Studio – 2018)


Photo by Ed Felton

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Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design