Madi Barnicoat FdA Costume Student
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Madi Barnicoat

FdA Costume Student


Madi is graduating the FdA Course and is intending to continue onto 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 next year of study 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

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018