Paul Groothuis

Previously at Chichester A Damsel in Distress, Mack & Mabel, Young Chekhov, Amadeus, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy (and West End), Neville’s Island (and West End), The Pajama Game (and Shaftesbury Theatre), Private Lives (and Gielgud Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (and The Old Vic), Sweeney Todd (and Adelphi Theatre. Olivier nomination) and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (and Theatre Royal Haymarket).

He trained as a Stage Manager at Central School of Speech and Drama. He was awarded Live magazine’s Sound Designer of the Year Award for his work on Oklahoma! and Oh! What a Lovely War at the National Theatre. Between 1984 and 2003, he was a member of the Sound Department at the National Theatre.

His designs include Anything Goes, His Dark Materials, The Coast of Utopia, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Sunday in the Park with George and The Wind in the Willows. Paul has most recently designed the sound for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, Dorian Gray, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands, Highland Fling, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, Oliver! (London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK tour) and Mary Poppins (UK tour, North American tour and Holland).

Paul is Creative Associate at Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company and Sound Associate at Chichester Festival Theatre.