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Writer  |  Director  |  Facilitator 

LOUIS
EMMITT-STERN

Louis won Soho Theatre's Tony Craze Award in 2021 for his debut play SLIPPERY, currently in development for full production.

 

His play I FUCKED YOU IN MY SPACESHIP received a sold-out premiere at VAULT Festival 2023, winning the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work. I FUCKED YOU IN MY SPACESHIP subsequently transferred to Soho Theatre in June 2023Louis was called "a rising-star playwright" by Time Out. The play is published by Nick Hern Books. A new Australian production will premiere in Melbourne in October 2024. 

 

He is currently on attachment to Oxford Playhouse as a writer-in-residence, as part of the Playhouse Playmaker's scheme. His latest play, commissioned by the Oxford School of Drama, will premiere at Southwark Playhouse in September 2023.

Louis' other work has been performed at Watford Palace Theatre, Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, The Pleasance Theatre Islington, LAMDA, Ivy Arts Centre, and supported by Farnham Maltings. Louis is represented by Maddie O'Dwyer at Berlin Associates. 

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★★★★★

“Masterfully written… deliciously unexpected twists and turns… a fresh, funny and entertaining slice of theatre that succeeds on the merits of Louis Emmitt-Stern’s sharp script.”

JACK THE LAD MAGAZINE

★★★★★

“Louis Emmitt-Stern’s invigorating script […] cleverly riffs on themes of invasion and abduction. There is a commendably fresh and candid temper to the dialogue and impressive polish all around.”

LOST IN THEATRELAND

★★★★

“Very deftly done. It is tremendously pacy… the wit of Louis Emmitt-Stern’s script propel you effortlessly through.”

LONDON PUB THEATRES

★★★★

“Emmitt-Stern’s writing is wickedly efficient, collapsing entire relationships into short snappy scenes… allow yourself to be abducted by this show.”

LONGSTAFF REVIEWS

★★★★

“Tremendously funny… a stellar piece of theatre.”

BROADWAY WORLD 

★★★★

“An absolute triumph. Top quality and witty writing from Louis Emmitt-Stern… it really is out of this world.”

ALL THAT DAZZLES

★★★★

“Hugely witty… fascinating and unnerving… the tone keeps cartwheeling throughout from comically absurd to nail-bitingly real.”

MICKEY JO THEATRE

★★★★

“Louis Emmitt-Stern's well crafted work will continue to make us think long after the lights are out.”

THEATRE AND TONIC

 

★★★★

“Lively, funny, and will leave you both shaken and stirred.”

LOU REVIEWS

 

★★★★

“CertifIes itself into the queer theatre scene with beautiful precision.”

CREATIVE REVIEWS UK

 

★★★★1/2

Witty, realistic and incredibly funny… the dialogue is highly effective and gives an excellent scaffold for the piece”

CENTRE STAGE REVIEWS

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