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Susannah Henry
Susannah Henry Greater London
Based in: Greater London
Member Of: SBTD
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Susannah Henry is a scenographer, a teacher, a runner and a walker.  She lives in Walthamstow, London and is undertaking a PhD at Guildhall School. Susannah designs productions of all scales and performance types, including touring theatre, opera, family shows, site-specific performance, comedy, storytelling and dance. She works in the UK and internationally.

Her research examines ways in which scenographic process can become more embodied.  In addition to her own studies, Susannah is Design Lecturer at Guildhall, teaching on the MA Collaborative Theatre Production and Design and BA Production Arts programmes.

Image credit: Ng Chrong Meng

Featured Work

Hand to God

Role/Title: Designer
Year of Opening: 2017
Venue: Singapore Repertory Theatre
Ng Chrong Meng
Image Credit - Ng Chrong Meng
This production of Robert Askins’ Hand to God was an International collaboration between Singapore Repertory Theatre and a British designer and director. The SRT company is composed of Singaporean, Malaysian, Chinese and ex-pat practitioners, and has an ethos of inviting overseas creatives into the fold.

As a design process this required collaboration across two continents and differing time zones, which was demanding in terms of the flow of information and emphasised the importance of design drawing as a method of communication. The production benefitted from a creative affinity between the scenic workshop and I, which was a product of luck and happenstance. The setting for the play was a Sunday school for much younger children than we ever see in the piece, to offer an innocent counterpoint to the extreme demonic visions and explicit content offered by the narrative.


Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Sound Designer : Lee Yew Gin – Ctrl Fre@k
Scenic Artist: Natalie Therrien Chung
Production Manager: Cindy Yeong
Props Co-Ordinator: Melissa Ho
Costume Supervisor: Jia Hui Tan
Puppet Maker: Benjamin Ho
Director: Guy Unsworth
Writer: Robert Askins
Photographer: Ng Chrong Meng
Fight Choreographer: Lim Yu-Beng
Scenic Consultant: Marc Andre Therrien at L’Atelier Scenic Studio