The Real Thing


  • Tue 03 Oct - Sat 14 Oct
  • Written by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Stephen Unwin | Starring Laurence Fox
    A Rose Theatre Kingston, Theatre Royal Bath and Cambridge Arts Theatre co-production

Jonathan Fensom

Set and costume designer

Theatre credits include: The Heiress, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Gigli Concert, The Faith Healer (Gate Theatre); Farinelli and the King (West End, Duke of York’s); Clybourne Park (Mercury Theatre); The Herbal Bed (Royal and Derngate Northampton): Arcadia (English Touring Theatre); As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre); Jacobin (Buxton Festival); Pygmalion (Theatre Royal Bath and Tour); The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory); Sex With Strangers, 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 - Tony Award Nomination for Best Scenic Design); 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); Smaller (West End and UK Tour); God of Hell (Donmar).

For Shakespeare’s Globe: The Tempest, Pericles, Measure for Measure, King John, Farinelli and The King (also Westend), The Changeling, The Duchess of Malfi, Julius Caesar, Gabriel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Globe Mysteries, Henry V, Hamlet, Henry IV part 1+ part 2, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost.

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