Paul Groothuis

Sound Designer

Previously at Chichester Amadeus, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, Nevilles Island, The Pajama Game, Private Lives, Kiss Me, Kate, Sweeney Todd (Olivier nomination), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (all also West End), A Damsel in Distress, Mack & Mabel, Young Chekhov Trilogy, Travels with My Aunt, Ross, Sweet Bird of Youth, Oklahoma!.

Paul 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 Oklahoma! and Oh! What a Lovely War at the National Theatre, where he was a member of the Sound Department from 1984-2003. He is Creative Associate at Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company.

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. Recent sound designs include Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, Dorian Gray, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands, Highland Fling, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Red Shoes, Romeo and Juliet and The Midnight Bell;Oliver! (London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK tour); Mary Poppins (UK and North American tours, Holland and Germany); The Boy in the Dress (RSC); and Magic Goes Wrong (UK tour & West End).