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Lou Stein

Lou Stein is a London based Theatre Director/Writer who founded the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill and has worked with such actors as Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Patrick Stewart, Chris Eccleston, Clive Owen, and Helena Bonham-Carter in London theatres including the West End, The Royal Court, and for the BBC.


Lou's Afternoon Play for BBC R4, MIND HACKERS, (with Jessica Brown-Findlay) inspired by the recent phone hacking scandal in the UK received wonderful reviews. He is now writing a stage version.

THE FATHER INSTINCT, his BBC Radio 3 series, looks at the connections between being a father and creativity and features his own relationship to his son Ethan, who has Down Syndrome.
[Listen to Lou's final essay]


After a wildly successful run at the Vaults, Waterloo, Lou&'s production of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' headlined at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

It was filmed and archived by the V&A Museum as a significant production of 2014/15.

"Lou Stein's adaptation brings Hunter S. Thompson's novel brilliantly to life..."
Four Stars ****
Charles Spencer, The Telegraph


Lou's vivid production of

Crossing the Sea, Deirdre Gribbin's

new one-woman opera with a Chinese theme,

using contemporary dance and film, is now available for international touring.

[PDF review]

REFLECTED GLORY, a performance piece for cello and video (composer Deirdre Gribbin), premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and is available for touring

"One of the exquisite moments of the Festival"

The Independent on Sunday


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