Curriculum Vitae

 JENNIE CLARKE

 I graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in July 2019 with a BA (Hons) in Costume for Theatre, Television and Film course, and have completed a dissertation on the evolution of maternity wear. I am an enthusiastic and friendly person who thrives under pressure, on my own or as part of a team. I strive to deliver the best I can on everything I work on.

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK

theatre

  • Scottish Opera – Assistant Costume Maker – January/February/March 2020 (current)

  • ‘The Snow Queen’ – Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – Alterations Assistant – November 2019

  • ‘Earthquakes in London’ – Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – Laundry Assistant – November 2019

  • ‘Macbeth’ - Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company – Costume Supervisor – October/November 2019

  • ‘Tosca’ - The Scottish Opera –Costume Maker– August/September 2019

  • ‘Opera Highlights Autumn Tour’ - The Scottish Opera – Costume Assistant – August 2019

  • ‘Breaking the Waves’  - The Scottish Opera – Ladies Maker– July 2019

  • ‘Malory Towers’ - Wise Children - Sash Wrangler– July 2019

  • ‘A Night at the Circus’ - Boom Satsuma– Alterations Assistant – July 2019

  • ‘Shakespeare in Love' - Bath Theatre Royal – Tech Week Alterations Assistant - October 2018

film

  • TV Show ‘Glass Houses’ – Supporting Artist - May 2019

  • Short Film ‘The Carbon Farmer’ by Top of the Tree Productions - Costume Advisor - June 2018

  • Feature Film ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ - Measuring Assistant - April 2017

@THE BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL

costume maker

  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Alana Ashley) - Bristol Old Vic – June 2019

  • Clybourne Park (Sarah Warren) - Old Vic Studio – November 2018

  • Elephant Man (Stavri Papa) – Bristol Old Vic – June-July 2018

  • The Taming of the Shrew (Caitlin Abbott) – Circomedia -February 2018

  • Wizard of Oz (Angela Davies) – Redgrave Theatre – December 2017

  • Our Town (Sarah Mercade) - Circomedia - January 2017

  • Treasure Island (Dawn Allsopp) - Redgrave Theatre - December 2016

  • While Shepherds Watched Nativity tour – November 2016

  • Our Country’s Good (Dawn Allsopp) - Redgrave Theatre - November 2016

 

costume assistant

  • Julius Caesar (Eleanor Bull) - Bristol Old Vic Theatre - June 2017

  • Under Milkwood (Mick Bearwish) - TIE tour - June 2017

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (Anisha Fields) - Redgrave Theatre - February 2017

  • Jason and the Argonauts (Angela Davies) - TIE Tour - January 2017

 

costume supervisor

  • Short Film 'Keeping Up the Act' - May 2019

  • Short Film 'Breaking Up' - February 2018

  • Dracula (Emily Leonard) – Loco Klub/Ash Pits - March 2018

  • Crave (Eleanor Bull)- The Wardrobe Theatre - May 2017

 

INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS

  • ‘Sanditon’ – Red Planet Productions (under Claire Tremell) – Costume Maker/Set Trainee - April 2019

  • Beamish Living History Museum- Workroom Assistant/Maker - February 2019

  • ‘Scottish Opera Highlight Tour’ - Scottish Opera -Workroom Assistant/Maker - Jan-Feb 2019

  • Angels the Costumier - Alterations Assistant - January 2019

  • 'Transcendence' – Kimetica Studios – Workroom Assistant - Aug-Sept 2018

  • 'Phantom of the Opera’ – (under Ceris Donovan) – Workroom Assistant - August 2018

  • ‘Wicked’ – (under Margie Bailey) – Workroom Assistant - July 2018

  • ‘Spanish Princess’ (under Lynn Donaghue) - Workroom Assistant - July 2018

  • Tudor Tailor (under Ninya Mikhaila) – Costume Maker - March - April 2018

  • Bristol Costume Services (under Louise Coughlan) – Making for stock - April 2018

  • ‘The Addams Family’ (Diego Pitarch) - Bristol Costume Services - Costume Maker and Alterations - April 2017

SKILLS

I can confidently budget, oversee and manage a show and the wardrobe team; knowledge of how to source costumes has allowed me to delegate when needed. I have gained a lot of experience dressing and altering costumes for shows; my knowledge of period costume, pattern drafting, menswear, paddings, corsetry, millinery, machine and hand embroidery have allowed me to create costumes accurate to the designers’ vision.

Having lived in France when I was younger, I am fluent in French. I am confident with computers and achieved a Merit on an AIDA computing course. I take on commissions in my spare time and most recently completed a plus size Victorian costume. Having worked in a care home for people with limited mental and physical capacity has left me with a lot of patience, empathy, and the ability to keep a clear head in difficult and sometimes stressful situations.

- 4 A levels above C                             - 16 GCSEs, 5 A*s

- BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre, Television and Film

-Winner of the 2019 'Diana Kite Award' for showing exceptional creative flair and commitment to the costume course.

INTERESTS

I enjoy writing, reading, elements of costume design and would love to one day learn how to waltz properly. I recently published a book, ‘The Box’, and am working on a number of other projects. I have a keen interest in historical clothing and a wide knowledge of costume from the last 500 years, with a focus on the Victorian period. In my spare time I go to a lot of National Trust properties in costume - some of these photos are on their social media. I pursue many self motivated costume projects for myself and friends, ranging from hats to full outfits.