Nicola Clay


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
One Man, Two GuvnorsCardiff New Theatre
New Theatre Cardiff
Jesus Christ SuperstarCardiff New Theatre
New Theatre Cardiff
2014Costume Daily
Television / TV
AtlantisLittle Monster
2014Costume Assistant
The CrossingIndependent Film
2013Costume Supervisor
Flights of FancyParc and Dare Theatre
Parc and Dare Theatre, Treorchy
2013Principle Costume Maker
The BerserkersTornado Films
2013Costume Trainee
Television / TV
Three DaysIts My Shout, Made In Wales
2013Costume Trainee
Gadael SneggiIts My Shout, Made In Wales
2012Principle Costume Maker
AladdinRhondda Cynon Taff Theatres
  • Education

    2014Costume Construction for Stage and ScreenUniversity of South Wales
    2010Foundation Art & DesignPlymouth College of Art

    Additional Skills

    Pattern Cutting, Cutting on the Stand, Pleating on the Stand, Dying, Fabric Painting, Breaking Down, Dressing, Historical Costume, Costume for Dance, Pantomime Costume


    Available upon request

    About me

    Even before I embarked on my degree course, my passion has always been the costume and theatrical entertainment. I am captivated by the atmosphere that surrounds a production.

    Having completed my degree in Costume Construction for Screen and Stage, I believe that creating costumes and working on productions is my path. During my course and up to this point, I have gained extensive skills, working on live productions, creating historical costumes which are accurate to the time period, making pantomime costumes stimulating for a younger audience, creating costumes for dance productions to a designer’s specification, while making sure everything is practical and durable. I am also very passionate about the story of a costume, why it is created and the messages it needs to portray. This is where my final major project lead me to look at costumes that express specific emotions. My passion is looking deeply into how costumes express a meaning, what it says. Creating costumes for characters is so interesting, creating them to consider, not only the time period and style of the production, but also the character themselves and what would be appropriate for them to wear in relation to their social class, personality etc. I am excited to use the skills that I have already gained to assist in creating costumes and further my knowledge in this area with new skills.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Company Experience
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard