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Paul Groothuis

 
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Bio:
Born in Holland, Paul studied Stage Management at Central School of Speech and Drama graduating in 1981. Credits at the National Theatre Include: Anything Goes, Anthony and Cleopatra, His Dark Materials, Edmond, Henry V, The Coast of Utopia, My Fair Lady, Hamlet (1987, 2011), The Oedipus ... (read complete bio)
 
Paul Groothuis Headshot

Bio:
Born in Holland, Paul studied Stage Management at Central School of Speech and Drama graduating in 1981. Credits at the National Theatre Include: Anything Goes, Anthony and Cleopatra, His Dark Materials, Edmond, Henry V, The Coast of Utopia, My Fair Lady, Hamlet (1987, 2011), The Oedipus ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Sounds designer[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2005]
Sound Designer
 
[London Fringe, 2005]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2004]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2002]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2001]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2000]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 1997]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 1996]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 1992]
Sound Designer

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Sounds designer[Replacement]

[West End, 2019]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2019]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2017]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2017]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2016]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2012]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2012]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2012]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2011]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2011]
Sound Designer

[US Tour, 2006]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2006]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2005]
Sound Designer

[London Fringe, 2005]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2004]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2002]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2001]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2000]
Sound Designer

[West End, 1997]
Sound Designer

[West End, 1996]
Sound Designer

[West End, 1992]
Sound Designer

Paul Groothuis Biography

Born in Holland, Paul studied Stage Management at Central School of Speech and Drama
graduating in 1981.


Credits at the National Theatre Include:
Anything Goes, Anthony and Cleopatra, His Dark Materials, Edmond, Henry V, The Coast of Utopia, My Fair Lady, Hamlet (1987, 2011), The Oedipus Play, Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, The Rose TaFoo, RaGa RaGa, Candide, Oklahoma!, Oh, What a Lovely War!, A LiFle Night Music, Lady in the Dark, Guys and Dolls (NT 1990, Savoy 2015); Sunday in the Park With George, Sweeney Todd, Carousel, Follies, The House of Bernarda Alba, Buried Child, Henry IV Parts I & II, All my Sons, The Cherry Orchard, Plough and The stars. Follies.

For MaFhew Bourne’s New Adventures: Nutcracker, Highland Fling, Sleeping Beauty, Edward Scissorhands, Play Without Words, Red Shoes, Dorian Gray, The Carman, Romeo and Juliet.

For Chichester Festival Theatre: Panama Game, Private Lives, Neville’s Island, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Mack and Mabel, The Damsel in Distress, Young Chekhov’s, Sweet Bird of Youth, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead; Kiss me Kate, Travels with my Aunt, Ros, Oklahoma!

Also:
The King and I (London Palladium, UK tour) (NT, West End, Tokyo); Oliver! (Palladium, Drury Lane, UK Tour); Mary Poppins (UK, Austria Germany, Holland & USA Tour, and 2nd UK Tour); Marguerite (West End and Tokyo); Acorn An]ques; Children’s Hour; Flare Path. For Hampstead Theatre: Loyalty, 55 Days, Chariots of Fire, Rabbit Hole, Good People, Cost Of Living, Filthy Business, I and You. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Waiting for Godot (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Stephen Ward (London), Harvey (UK tour and London), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at 13 3/4 the Musical at Leicester Curve. Showboat (Sheffield and New London), Everybody’s talking about Jamie (Sheffield and West End) The Height of the Storm (West end and Broadway), A German Life (Bridge Theatre)


Paul is a Creative Associate with Machew Bourne’s New Adventures

Paul Groothuis Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Sound Design
Paul GroothuisSweeney Todd

Paul Groothuis News

Cast Announced For INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Royal Bath; Julian Bleach, Audrey Brisso Photo Cast Announced For INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Royal Bath; Julian Bleach, Audrey Brisson, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

The award-winning, experienced West End cast includes Julian Bleach [co-creator of the Olivier Award-winning¬†Shockheaded Peter, The Grinning Man] as Mysterious Man, Audrey Brisson [Olivier nominee for¬†Am√©lie, Outlander] as Cinderella, Nicola Hughes [Olivier nominee for¬†Fosse¬†and¬†Porgy and Bess] as the Witch,¬†Rhashan¬†Stone [All About Eve¬†at the¬†No√ęl Coward,¬†Finding Alice] as the Baker, and Alex Young [Follies¬†at the National Theatre, South Pacific] as the Baker's Wife. ¬†

BWW Review: MAGIC GOES WRONG, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh Photo BWW Review: MAGIC GOES WRONG, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Fiona Scott - Apr 14, 2022

‚ÄčMischief Theatre has brought their characteristic ‚ÄúGoes Wrong‚ÄĚ spin to several shows on our stages and screens. Their latest collaboration with magicians Penn & Teller, Magic Goes Wrong, is making a stop in Edinburgh at the Festival Theatre as part of their UK tour.

Julian Ovenden, Gina Beck, Rob Houchen, and More Will Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at Sadler's  Photo Julian Ovenden, Gina Beck, Rob Houchen, and More Will Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at Sadler's Wells and UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

Julian Ovenden will star as 'Emile de Becque' throughout the Sadler's Wells season and UK and Ireland Tour of the critically acclaimed, landmark Chichester Festival Theatre production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S SOUTH PACIFIC alongside the previously announced Gina Beck as 'Ensign Nellie Forbush'.

New Adventures Announces Return of MATTHEW BOURNE'S SLEEPING BEAUTY Photo New Adventures Announces Return of MATTHEW BOURNE'S SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

New Adventures has¬†announced the return of Matthew Bourne's gothic romance¬†‚ÄúSLEEPING BEAUTY‚ÄĚ. ¬†

MAGIC GOES WRONG Will End its Run at the Apollo Theatre on 27 February Photo MAGIC GOES WRONG Will End its Run at the Apollo Theatre on 27 February
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2022

Magic Goes Wrong, the Olivier nominated box office hit created by Mischief with Magic legends Penn & Teller, will end its scheduled run at the Apollo Theatre on Sunday 27 February 2022.

Review Roundup: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Opens in Los Angeles- See What the Cr Photo Review Roundup: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Opens in Los Angeles- See What the Critics Had to Say!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

Cast members of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' will perform on The Late Late Show With James Corden tonight! 

North American Premiere of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Opens January 21 At The Ah Photo North American Premiere of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Opens January 21 At The Ahmanson
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2022

Performances of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical¬†‚ÄúEverybody is Talking About Jamie‚ÄĚ opens on January 21, 2022, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Previews begin, January 16, 2022, and performances continue through February 20, 2022.

Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Will Open at Theatre Royal Bath in August 2022 Photo Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Will Open at Theatre Royal Bath in August 2022
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2021

INTO THE WOODS, the legendary Stephen Sondheim musical, with book by James Lapine, is brought to life in a startling new production which opens at Theatre Royal Bath from 19 August 2022.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Will Open at Manchester Opera House Before Sadl Photo Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Will Open at Manchester Opera House Before Sadler's Wells, and a UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021

The critically acclaimed, landmark Chichester Festival Theatre production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S SOUTH PACIFIC will open at Manchester Opera House on 16 July 2022 ahead of a season at Sadler's Wells, London from 27 July to 28 August 2022 (with a press night on 4 August 2022), before embarking on a UK and Ireland Tour.

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Announces Full Casting for Los Angeles Premiere Photo EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Announces Full Casting for Los Angeles Premiere
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 4, 2021

Casting has been announced for the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' coming to Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre January 16 through February 20, 2022.

Paul Groothuis Videos

BWW TV: Watch An Exclusive Clip Of Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA VideoBWW TV: Watch An Exclusive Clip Of Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2018

The New Adventures production of Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA, currently on a nationwide tour, will be broadcast to cinemas in UK and Ireland on Tuesday, 15 May, including a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne. Watch an exclusive sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About? VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at International Tour of MARY POPPINS - Coming to Switzerland, Feb. 1
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2017

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. Following the current highly acclaimed run of the production at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the new cast of MARY POPPINS will open at the Theater 11 in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday 1 February 2017 with performances until Sunday 19 March 2017. The production will then run at Dubai Opera in Dubai, UAE from Monday 1 May 2017 until Wednesday 18 May 2017.

VIDEO: Watch A Trailer For THE RED SHOES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES has its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth tonight, with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. 

STAGE TUBE: Rebecca Trehearn Sings 'Bill' From SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

Rebecca Trehearn, Julie in SHOW BOAT, performs 'Bill' from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Zizi Strallen And Cast Of MARY POPPINS On Royal Variety Performance!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2015

Zizi Strallen and the cast of the UK tour of Mary Poppins starred at this year's Royal Variety Performance!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Imelda Staunton Belt it Out as 'Mama Rose' in West End's GYPSY!
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2015

The first production to be seen in London for forty years in a strictly limited season, Gypsy opens at the Savoy Theatre on 15 April 2015 with previews from 28 March 2015 and is produced in the West End by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Check out highlights of Staunton in action below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for HARVEY at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2015

The new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May, with a Gala Night on Monday 23 March. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, with a national press night on Tuesday 17 February. After Birmingham, the production will play in Malvern from 24 to 28 February and Richmond from 3 to 7 March. Check out the trailer below!

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Discusses the Sex, Lies, and Espionage of STEPHEN WARD
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens on 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting byPeter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. In the video below, Andrew Lloyd Webber discusses the sex, lies, and espionage of the story!

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks STEPHEN WARD on Graham Norton Show
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber just stopped by the Graham Norton Show, where he chatted about creating the new show and the possibility of changing the ending. Check out the full interview below!


Paul Groothuis Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Paul Groothuis been nominated for?
Best Sound Design (Olivier Awards) for Sweeney Todd .