Work Placement: Chloe Hounsom

Work Placement organisation: The Novello Theatre, London

Working at The Novello Theatre on the Mama Mia production gave me the opportunity to work with a professional cast and learn how costumes are used to support theatre productions. My placement took place over the Christmas vacation and I carried out research into the use of costumes and the impact they can have on performance. I interviewed members of the cast and the costume department in order to gain an understanding of how they viewed the role of costume design. The placement enabled me to gain experience within the field of costume, as well as developing my knowledge and understanding of how costumes are used. It also enabled me to develop a range of skills such as self-management, team working, and self-confidence which will improve my own employability.