Meet Paul Carroll – one of our wonderful Duty Managers at The PumpHouse! Get to know more about Paul and his life-long connection to the world of Performing Arts below.
How did you come to work at The PumpHouse Theatre?
Since becoming involved with (recreational) theatre the PumpHouse was often an integral part of this. Having a character and warmth all of its own, it’s a venue that always had that feeling of coming home whenever we were doing a show here.
When the opportunity arose to become one of the team of Duty Managers here, it was a great way of maintaining this association.
When did you start getting involved in the Performing Arts?
Theatre and Music has always been an important presence and interest in my family whilst growing up and on into later life. A gift, in a manner of speaking, inherited from our parents who had both been involved and met though doing community theatre in Hamilton.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done in your job recently?
Meeting and working with people who all share a common interest and passion “theatre”. To be with these Performers, Producers, PumpHouse staff and Audiences all coming together to make these special events happen.
What do you get up to after hours?
Retired so fortunate now to be able to spend time in doing the things I enjoy. Most importantly, that’s time with family and in particular my grandsons. Recreational theatre continues to be a passion and I enjoy being involved in selected productions. I also enjoy playing and ‘trying’ to master the guitar. This however seems to be a never ending quest but it is still fun trying.
Retirement is also an opportunity to pay back into the community. For me that’s working as a volunteer on one of the wards at Waitakere Hospital.
What’s your all-time favourite show?