In 2007 Louis co-founded Hartshorn – Hook Enterprises, a group of live entertainment management companies working across live entertainment, hospitality and lifestyle.
With business partner Brian Hook, in entertainment, Louis has produced theatrical productions such as the Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam, the Grammy and Olivier-award nominated Amélie the Musical, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, Madagascar the Musical, Woody Sez and the Immersive Great Gatsby – the UK’s longest running immersive production. In 2019 he founded Immersive|LDN, a specialist immersive theatre and event venue in central London.
Louis programs the Arts Theatre in London, which is currently home to “The Choir of Man”, a heart-warming production set in a pub, tying in a strong sense of community and incredible harmonies to popular hits.
In the hospitality sector, he has created The Lucky Club in Mayfair, Katsubo, a Japanese-inspired burger concept, The Farrier in Camden, a neighbourhood pub specialising in reclaimed English food and natural wine, and the Covent Garden Social Club in collaboration with JJ Goodman, a cocktail bar with nightly live entertainment.
Working with major IP holders to develop the world’s leading immersive productions, Louis is the joint CEO of Immersive Everywhere, which is producing Doctor Who: Time Fracture, in partnership with the BBC, Peaky Blinders: The Rise and other exciting world-renowned titles to be announced later this year.
His work with Future Stages is aimed at providing opportunity in the Arts for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including providing access to experience in performance, backstage and in leadership positions.