Ruth Ferns-Duncan FdA Costume Student
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Ruth Ferns-Duncan

FdA Costume Student


Ruths interest for costume has developed over the years, having drawn inspiration from a mixture of experiences through traveling and work which has led to her current studies at BOVTS, specializing in refined pattern cutting and costume enhancement/dying techniques.  Ruth values the importance of bringing sustainable practices into the industry and hopes to make a positive impact in her future working environment.

Previous credits include: Absolute scenes (The Marble Factory), Troilus & Cressida (The Redgrave), Toy Plastic Chicken (The Wardrobe Theatre), Three Seagulls (Bristol Old Vic), A Sense Of Occasion (Christchurch Studios), While Shepherds Watched (Touring Show), Macbeth (Bristol Old Vic), Pride & Prejudice (The Mount Without), LOAM (Bristol Old Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Malcolm X Centre), Two Alone (Christchurch Studios), The Hive (Glastonbury Festival), Improvised dance, Theatre & Play – The Original Spinners (Various locations).


I absolutely love working backstage. It was something I had never done before arriving at BOVTS and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. Madi Barncoat, BA Costume Student