Paul Groothuis

Previously at Chichester Amadeus, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, Neville's Island (all transferred to the 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), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (and Theatre Royal Haymarket), A Damsel in Distress,Mack & Mabel, The Seagull/Platonov/Ivanov, Travels with My Aunt, Ross.

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 The Silver Tassie, Filthy Business, Chariots of Fire, Rabbit Hole, Romeo and Juliet, Bent, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Show Boat, The King and I,Anything Goes, His Dark Materials, The Coast of Utopia, My Fair Lady (NT and Drury Lane), Guys and Dolls, Sunday in the Park with George, Candide 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, Sleeping Beauty and Red Shoes, Oliver! (London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK tour) and Mary Poppins (UK 1st and current tour, North American tour, Holland and Germany).

Paul is Creative Associate at Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Company.