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Paul Groothuis is an award-winning sound designer who has had a long and prolific career on the London stage. Groothuis was born in the Netherlands and moved to the UK in 1979 to study Stage Management at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Between 1984 and 2003, he was a member of the Sound Department at the National Theatre where he designed the sound for over 120 productions.

Other credits include:
The King and I (London Palladium, UK tour), Endgame (Albery), Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, Dorian Gray, Carman, Edward Scissorhands, Highland Fling and Cinderella. CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s Mermaids (Dublin). Carousel (NT, West End, Tokyo), Oliver! (Palladium and Drury Lane). Mary Poppins (UK Tour and Holland) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Marguerite (West End and Tokyo) Stuff Happens, The House of Bernarda Alba, Buried Child, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Acorn Antiques (West End). Hamlet (NT 2011); All My Sons (NT and West End); The Cherry Orchard (2011); Children’s Hour, Flare Path and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Tempest and Loyalty. Paul is a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.