Lizzie Thomson FdA Costume for Theatre, TV & Film

Lizzie Thomson

Lizzie Thomson

FdA Costume for Theatre, Film and Television

Lizzie is an enthusiastic Supervisor and Dresser, particularly well experienced in outdoor theatre. She enjoys making garments with lots of decoration and textiles involved, and at the school has made an exciting tailoring project based on Prospero in The Tempest. In her final year, she worked on a project with the MA Design students, as the costume designer for opera Akhenaten.

BOVTS Credits:

Costume Supervision: Far from the Madding Crowd (Redgrave Theatre), Gracie Jones (BOVTS short film) including standby

Costume Maker: Absolute Scenes (Marble Factory), Macbeth (TIE tour)

Costume Assistant/Dresser: Her Naked Skin (Circomedia), The Laramie Project (BOV, Weston Studio)





Tailoring Project – Prospero Make

Tailoring Project: Prospero of The Tempest. Costume Design by Ping Clarke-ng. The costume consists of a tailcoat, cut with satin and high waisted trousers, with a flared hem. The project was carefully created using tailoring techniques and fitted to a model.

Akhnaten Design Project

Lizzie joined the MA Performance Designs students for a project, to design costumes for the opera Akhenaten by Phillip Glass, alongside Ping Clarke-ng, who was set and projection designer. The project was directed by Adele Thomas. Lizzie created bold and exciting designs, aiming to retain the Ancient Egyptian influences, but also evoke Afrofuturism, ideas of gender, quantum physics and religion and rituals.

Absolute Scenes – Bear and Ice Cream Costume Make

Bear and Ice Cream Costume Interpretation for Absolute Scenes. The dress was cut as an A-Line Dress in Faux Fur, with different panels and boning channels to create its exciting shape. Designed by Tash Sadier.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student