Paul Farnsworth

Paul trained in theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art and has designed extensively in the West End, around the UK and internationally.

Paul is currently working on Oliver! at Det Ny Teater in Copenhagen and other future projects currently postponed due to Covd-19 are Mama Mia! (Belgium), Assassins (Norway) and The Boyfriend (Toronto).  His most recent designs pre-lockdown include The Boy FriendA Pack of Lies and Barnum (all Menier Chocolate Factory) and Fiddler on the Roof, Dance of the Vampires, Annie Get Your GunJekyll and Hyde and Anything Goes (all for Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen).

Paul’s extensive list of credits in London and the West End include the European premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion (Queen’s Theatre - Olivier Award for Best Set Design), Follies (Royal Festival Hall), Lend Me A Tenor - the musical (Gielgud - also Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Shall We Dance with Adam Cooper (Sadler’s Wells), She Loves MeCandideCharley’s Aunt and Smash (all Menier Chocolate Factory).  Mrs Warren’s Profession (also Theatre Royal, Bath), Afraid of the Dark (Charing Cross Theatre), Scrooge (Palladium - also UK, US tours and Australia - Green Room Award for Best Set & Costume Design), Whistle Down the Wind (Palace Theatre and UK Tour), Darker Shores and Berlin Hanover Express (Hampstead), Sleuth and Fallen Angels (both Apollo), The Cherry Orchard (Aldwych), Moby Dick (Piccadilly), What a Performance (Queen's), Ghosts (Comedy), and Lady be Good, The Boyfriend, The Music Man, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Kiss Me, Kate, Lady Be GoodThe FantasticksPaint Your WagonTroilus and CressidaThe Merry Wives of WindsorA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (all Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). 

His other designs include The Way of the World (Chichester Festival Theatre), Billy Elliott, Evita, Love Never Dies, Wicked, Hay Fever, A Flea in Her Ear, Peter Pan, My Fair Lady (all Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen), Jesus Christ Superstar (Bill Kenwright Ltd - UK and European tours), Doctor in the House (national tour), Entertaining Angels, Lloyd George Knew My Father and Relatively Speaking (all Theatre Royal Bath), Noises Off (Birmingham Rep), and Half a SixpenceDr Doolittle and Flashdance - the musical  (all UK tours). 

Paul has designed over twenty productions for Chichester Festival Theatre, as well as On Your ToesThe Taming of The ShrewSweeney ToddA Woman of No Importance, Into the Woods, Hedda Gabler, A Little Night Music, Edna - The Spectacle (all Haymarket, Leicester), The Merchant of Venice (English Shakespeare Company), My Father's HouseThe Lady in the VanThe Wind in the Willows (all Birmingham Rep), Make Way for Lucia (Theatre of Comedy) and Transit of Venus and A Warwickshire Testimony (both Royal Shakespeare Company).