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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. (www.loustein.co.uk) Lou Stein Associates Ltd was formed in 2000 in order to actively develop and produce plays, and to find investment partners for theatrical and educational projects which are off the mainstream track and usually offer a strong music element. The company’s directors, Lou Stein (theatre and media) and Deirdre Gribbin (music) use their working knowledge and connections in their respective fields to forge new performance productions which have the potential to appeal to new audiences. The company has worked with a diverse range of funders and partners including the Arts Council of England, the Esmee Fairburn Foundation, the PRS Foundation, the BBC, China Now, the RVW Trust, the Heinrichsen Foundation, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Northern Arts. Lou Stein Associates also specialises in applying theatre skills to presentation skills training and has worked with many companies and organisations in this field including BP, Amerada-Hess, the UK Department of Agriculture, and with a number of lobbying organisations in Brussels. The company was commissioned by Macmillan Cancer to produce a film about the importance of user involvement within the NHS Click on link to view Lou’s short film for the NHS entitled “User Involvement and You” (www.lousteinassociates.com) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xhs0I_DInw
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