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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

Marjoke Henrichs

Set and Costume Designer


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.



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


A DOLL’S HOUSE, Dir: Hettie Macdonald

ABSENT FRIENDS, Dir: Hettie Macdonald

TEECHERS, Dir: Andrew Breakwell


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