The Herbal Bed

Peter Whelan

The Herbal Bed

Jonathan Fensom


Theatre credits include: Arcadia (English Touring Theatre); The Gigli Concert (Dublin); As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre in Washington); Lucia di Lammermoor, Jacobin (Buxton Festival); Pygmalion (Theatre Royal Bath and Tour); The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory); Rapture, Blister, Burn; Raving, In The Club, Abigail’s Party (Hampstead Theatre); The American Plan (Theatre Royal Bath and St James Theatre); The Accrington Pals (Royal Exchange Theatre); Our Boys, Rain Man, Some Girls (West End); Canvas (Chichester Festival); The Colored Museum (Talawa at the V&A); Journey’s End (West End, Broadway, UK Tour); Becky Shaw, The Homecoming, Big White Fog (Almeida Theatre); Six Degrees Of Separation, National Anthems (Old Vic); Happy Now?, The Mentalists, Burn / Citizenship / Chatroom (National Theatre); The Sugar Syndrome (Royal Court); Duck, Talking to Terrorists (Out Of Joint and Royal Court, UK Tour); Jeffery Bernard Is Unwell (Theatre Royal Bath and Tour); Swan Lake (San Francisco Ballet); The American Plan, Pygmalion (New York); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canada – Shakespeare Festival); Blackbird (UK Tour); The Faith Healer (The Gate, Dublin and Broadway); Smaller (West End and UK Tour); and God of Hell (Donmar Warehouse).


For Shakespeare’s Globe: King John (co-production with Royal & Derngate), Pericles, Measure for Measure, Farinelli and The King (also West End), The Changeling, The Duchess of Malfi, Julius Caesar, Gabriel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Globe Mysteries, Henry V, Hamlet, Henry IV part 1and part 2,  King Lear and Love’s Labour’s Lost.


Production and costume design for television and film include: tvSSFBM EHKL - Surreal Film, Arena for BBC, and Tomorrow La Scala (BBC dir. Francesca Joseph). 


Jonathan was Associate Designer on Disney’s The Lion King, which premiered at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway and has subsequently opened worldwide. 


Journey’s End won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Revival, Jonathan was also nominated for best scenic design.  

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