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About Us

Formed in 1968 we are the oldest Amateur Dramatics Theatre Company in the area. Specialising in musical theatre, we rehearse every Tuesday evening at The Elstree Screen Arts Academy in Borehamwood and perform up to three productions a year. Historically we have performed at a number of local venues including The Radlett Centre, The Abbey Theatre in St Albans, The Ark Theatre and the greatly missed Civic Hall. We offer a wide range of productions including musicals, pantomimes, plays and variety evenings. The local community is at the heart of who we are, and we are both incredibly committed and passionate to provide opportunities and entertainment in the Borehamwood area.


Our very first production was the popular 1920’s musical “No No Nanette” in 1969. This was under the leadership of the amazing Winifred Spruce, who also ran a very successful and popular amateur theatre company in Mill Hill, called Spruce Productions. We made history in 1975 when we performed the World Amateur Premiere of the tribal rock musical “Hair”. A show that thrust us into the national limelight.


Further to these we have presented musicals including “Oh What A Lovely War”, “Lady Be Good”, “Cabaret”, “Gypsy”, “Chicago”, “Sweet Charity”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum”, “Little Shop of Horrors”,  “Guys and Dolls”, “Bugsy Malone”, “A Slice of Saturday Night” and “Oliver” to name just a few.  We are always delighted to welcome new members of 18 years of age and above, both as performers or members of our hard working production team. Please follow our social media accounts. For any further enquiries feel free to get in touch via the email address below.

Meet our President & Chairman

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Brian Burton

Brian was a founding member of EP in 1968 and has lived in Borehamwood since 1974, where his parents used to own the local toyshop! Most of his working life has been in the entertainment industry in London; initially working for the BBC when he left school. Brian then worked as a Press Officer in the film industry for 25 years, working for Warner Bros, Disney and Rank.  He has publicised over 450 films and met hundreds of stars and directors including Robert De Niro, Bette Midler, Dudley Moore, Sean Connery, Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams.  We are incredibly proud to have such an esteemed figure in our history as our President.


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Matthew Shaw

The Amateur Theatre community has been a part of Matthew's life for over 25 years. In keeping with the spirit of that community, he has been actively involved on and off stage. In addition to writing and directing shows and playing notable characters in well-known musicals, he was appointed Chairman of Elstree Productions Theatre Company in early 2021. Since then, together with a strong committee he has worked to bring the community back together after difficult times. Continuing the tradition of theatrical wonderment for years to come, Matthew wishes to entertain the community in fun and delightful ways.


Committee Members

Adam Dillon, Lillaya Carlyle, Matthew Carlyle, Gemma Tate, Adrian White, Nikki Haughey, Robyn Lacey

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