House of Bernanda Alba, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh 'Marjoke Henrich's set is cool retrainned and beautiful, a great whitewashed womb of a room with heavy dark beams and furniture,' - The Guardian, Joyce McMillan
The Madman of the Balconies, Gate Theatre - 'Marjoke Henrich's marvellous set with its pieces of shattered balconies driven askew into the ground,' - Bonnie Greer, Time Out
The Madman of the Balconies - ' The Gate's staging has designs by Marjoke Henrichs of aching beauty with shards of old-gold balconies in layers and layers, foreground, midground, background against dazzling azure.' Alistair Macaulay, Financial Times
Born in The Netherlands and based in the UK for many years, Marjoke Henrichs is an award-winning theatre designer, painter and author-illustrator of children's books.
She studied Art and Textile Art in Amsterdam, followed by Postgraduate Theatre Design with the Dutch painter and designer Nicolaas Wijnberg at the Jan van Eyk Academy in Maastricht.
Marjoke later moved to London to work with Margaret Harris (Motley) at the Riverside Studios. She pursued a successful career in theatre design, working for theatre companies in England and abroad, often incorporating her artwork in the designs.
Marjoke won an Arts Council Bursary for her design for The Tempest and was a member of the English Design Exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial 1995, which was awarded the Gold medal. In 2008 she won the Suffolk Open Studios Art Prize and was runner up in 2009.
More recently, she has worked in the drama department at Ipswich School as well as concentrating on her artwork and completed an MA (Distinction) at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University in Children’s Book Illustration.
In October 2019, Marjoke made her debut with Northern Ballet, designing the sets for the children's ballet, Little Red Riding Hood which toured across the UK and to the Linbury Theatre, ROH, London and returned to the stage in 2021. In spring, 2022, she designed Eastern Angles' touring production of Booming Voices written and directed by Ivan Cutting in which Marjoke captures the magic of the Norfolk/Suffolk broads.
Her works are held in many private collections in England and abroad.
Her debut book, No! Said Rabbit, has been translated in 12 languages and Ready! Said Rabbit was published in February, 2022.
DESIGN CREDITS INCLUDE:
THE FISHERMAN AND THE TURTLE, Common Ground Theatre Company, The Cut, Halesworth
OUR DAY OUT, Willy Russell. Dir: Andrew Breakwell, Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Dir: Nick Bye. Opening Night Productions. National Tour.
ARCADIA, Tom Stoppard. Dir: Joanna Bilska, Haarlems Toneel. Dutch Tour
ROMEO AND JULIET. Dir: Han Duyvendak. Park season, Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster
CONNECTED. Dir: Andrew Breakwell, Wolsey TIE, East Anglian Tour
WHO’S SHOES, Mike Kenny. Frog &Toad CO. Suffolk Tour
THE MADMAN OF THE BALCONIES, Mario Vargas Llosa, Dir: Hettie Macdonald, The Gate, Notting Hill
DE TROEFKAART, Dir: Joanne Bilska, Haarlems Toneel. Dutch Tour
THE SNOWQUEEN, Mike Kenny, Dir: Andrew Breakwell. Wolsey Theatre and Tour
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Dir: Kevin Robinson. Century Theatre, Crewe - Tour of England and Egypt
FROM CLOCK TO BED AND UP AGAIN, Choreography Ellen van Schuylenburgh
TANGOSIAN Choreography Louis Gonzales, Laban Centre. Later bought by Diversions, Wales
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Dir: Robert James Carson. Arts Ed London
A FAMILY AFFAIR. Dir: Robert James Carson, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, Dir: Ian Wooldridge, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh
LONG TO RAIN OVER US, Dir: David O’Shea. Leicester Haymarket Studio
A PRAYER FOR WINGS. Sean Mathias. Dir: Joan Plowright, Edinburgh Festival, Fringe First. (Costumes)
INFIDELITIES, Sean Mathias. Dir: Richard Olivier. Edinburgh Festival, Donmar Warehouse (Costumes)
Associate Designer, Wolsey Theatre. Ipswich 1991/93
KEY FOR TWO, Dir: Antony Tuckey
SEE HOW THEY RUN, Dir: Antony Tuckey
DANGEROUS CORNER, Dir: Antony Tuckey
THE NOSE, (studio) Dir: Hettie Macdonald
ONCE IN A WHILE THE ODD THING HAPPENS, (studio) Dir: Hettie Macdonald
DON JUAN, (Studio) Dir: Antony Tuckey (Costumes)
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Dir: Hettie Macdonald
CANDIDA, Dir: Antony Tuckey
BYOND REASONABLE DOUBT, Dir: Antony Tuckey
A DOLL’S HOUSE, Dir: Hettie Macdonald
ABSENT FRIENDS, Dir: Hettie Macdonald
TEECHERS, Dir: Andrew Breakwell