Previous Works

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Sleepy Hollow

Oct 28th – 30th 2021

Sleepy Hollow is an American gothic supernatural horror adventure. The film, adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving's 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", stars Johnny Depp and was directed by Tim Burton. The plot follows police constable Ichabod Crane (Depp) sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman. 


Cast List 

ICHABOD - Justin Cartledge 

KATRINA - Laura-Leigh O’Donoghue  

MASBATH – Jack Dobre 

BALTUS - Darren Matthews  

STEENWYCK - Matt Jones 

PHILLIPSE - Neil Gray 

LANCASTER - Colin Richardson  

HARDENBROOK - Alan Thorley 

LADY VAN TASSEL – Amy Clayton 

BROM - Joe Fitzpatrick 

SARAH - Sara Thompson  

KILLIAN - Richard Orchard-Rowe  

BETH - Rachel Johnson 

CRONE - Nicole Campbell-Booth  

FLASHBACK LADY CRANE - Katie Allgood 

BURGOMASTER - Paul Sparrowham 

And Ben Martins as THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN 

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Alfie

May 20th - 22nd 2021 and Aug 21st 2021

Alfie is the ultimate amoral swinger. He swaggers and philosophises his way through a parade of 'birds' in 1960's London, allowing the audience to eavesdrop as he goes. When one carefree entanglement proves too close for even Alfie’s comfort, the swinger lands with a thud. The film was notoriously made famous by Michael Caine.

Cast List
ALFIE – Justin Cartledge
Ensemble - Jennifer Bell, Nicole Campbell-Booth, Amy Clayton , Ben Martins, Darren Matthews, Amy Newland

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Raft

April 22nd & 23rd 2021 and July 16th 2021

Trapped by reality. Freed by imagination.

Four women, seemingly trapped on a raft in the middle of the ocean, hunted by a merciless sea-monster. But is all we see what is truly there? An original one-act musical around abuse, bravery and friendship.

CAST
REN – Amy Clayton
ALIA – Katie-Elizabeth Allgood
FLORENCE – Nicole Campbell-Booth
TAYLOR – Rachel Johnson

Accompanied by
Darren Matthews & Justin Cartledge

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A Clockwork Orange

March 12-14 2020

In an England of the future, Alex and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence". After Alex is jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION TECHNIQUE to earn his freedom. He is conditioned to abhor violence, returned to the world defenceless, and becomes the victim of his prior victims. A controversial piece with Stanley Kubrick's 1971 adaption being banned from release in the UK.

Cast List

Alex - Ben Martins

Male Ensemble - Justin Cartledge, Mark Griffiths, Richard Orchard-Rowe, Matt Jones

Female Ensemble - Jen Bell, Julie Salter, Laura-Leigh O'Donoghue

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The Weir
Justin Cartledge Directional Debut

November 27-30 2019

The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism.

A bar in a remote part of Ireland. The local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress a young woman recently moved to the area from Dublin. As the drink flows and the stories become increasingly frightening, it's clear that Valerie has something on her mind. She has a tale to tell that'll stop them all dead in their tracks.

Cast List

Jack - Sir William Wells

Brendon - Darren Matthews

Jim - Paul Sparrowham

Finbar - Ben Martins

Valerie - Amy Clayton

Singer

FALSE FLAG
An Original Short by Justin Cartledge

Winner of The Best Production Award at Essex's Original Writers Festival

1985. The unsettlement in Ireland continues to be the main focus for the British Government. The assassination actions of the Irish Republican Army have provided an excellent 'cover' for British Intelligence to remove certain figures of power within the UK, using manipulation and intimidation to disconnect any accountability. Here, we witness a slice of this manipulation for the British Intelligence's benefit.

Cast List

The Man - Justin Cartledge

Liam - Paul Sparrowham

Conor - Neil Gray

Keiron - Richard Orchard-Rowe

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The Crucible

June 13-15 2019

Arthur Miller's play The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. This was a time when paranoia, hysteria, and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England. Miller captured the events in a gripping story that is now considered a modern classic in the theatre.

Cast List

John Proctor - Darren Matthews

Abigail Williams - Nicole-Campbell-Booth

Rev Samuel Parris - Sir William Wells

Betty Parris - Claudia Hadley

Tituba - Ellen Trim

Ann Putnam - Julie Salter

Thomas Putnam - Gavin Leary

Mercy Lewis - Emily Walker

Mary Warren - Jen Bell

Susanna Walcott - Amy Newland

Rebecca Nurse - Julia Stallard

Francis Nurse - Steve Higgon

Giles Corey - Alan Thorley

Rev John Hale - Justin Cartledge

Elizabeth Proctor - Amy Clayton

Deputy-Governor Danforth - Ian Welch

Willard - Ben Martins

Ezekiel Cheever - Darren Hannant

Judge Hathorne - Paul Sparrowham

Sarah Good - Heidi Smith

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FREAK SHOW

Careful What You Wish For

Mar 20-23 2019

A new kind of circus, where magic and mayhem walk hand in hand. Gilly has finally found his purpose and it would seem, his one true love. The Ringmaster will grant him his heart's desires. So Gilly better be sure of what he wants...

An original rock musical from the creative team that brought you 'Wonderland', 'Alice' and 'Frankenstein'. 'Freak Show' is the modern world's Romeo & Juliet. Be careful who you trust - the Devil was once an Angel.

This production bursts with colour, enchantment, slick choreography and a story like no other. Roll up! Roll up!

Cast List

Jasmine/Aylonda - Amy Clayton

Gilly - Ben Wilton

Bailey - Ray Johnson

Maggie - Nicole Campbell

Cotton - Jen Bell

Kandi - Rachel Watson

Zephar - Emma Feeney

Baxter - Ben Martins

Magic - Amy Newland

Coleman - Miller Dear

Evo - Louise Byrne

Buster - Neil Gray

Reginaa - Katie-Elizabeth Allgood

Nova - Julie Salter

Forcas Vassago - Justin Cartledge

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Frankenstein

Oct 18-20 2018

If He cannot inspire love, He will cause fear
A self-penned adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic gothic-horror comes to Brentwood Theatre for Halloween 2018. The return of EDP is marked with this incredible tale of God versus Man versus Monster. Frankenstein follows trainee physician Victor as he triumphs at reanimating a dead body. His guilt for creating such a thing forces him to abandon the seemingly dead creation, and now the 'creature' is awake and abandoned. Rejected by mankind, he seeks revenge on his creator's family to avenge his own sorrow. Beware; for he is fearless, and therefore powerful.

Cast List

Victor Frankenstein - Neil Patrick

The Creature - Darren Matthews

Elizabeth - Sara Thompson

Henry - Justin Cartledge

Ensemble - Ray Johnson, Julie Salter, Paul Sparrowham, Rachel Lane, Matt Jones, Amy Clayton

Ready to Perform

PORCELAIN
An Original Short by Justin Cartledge

Winner of The Best Production Award at Essex's Original Writers Festival
Winner of The Best Actor Award at Essex's Original Writers Festival

An intimate look into the different effects that post-WW2 society has on three connected individuals.


Cast List

Grace - Amy Clayton

Betty - Juliet Ferrar

Arthur - Darren Mathews

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Alice

April 26th - April 28th 2018

The beloved characters of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' given a dark new twist by the imagination of Early Doors Productions. Original music by Lady Grey & The Earls. "In 2015 time was stolen from Wonderland. Now, it's your fears."

Cast List

Alice - Rachel Wood

Silk Arista Pink,The Cheshire Cat - Lionel Bishop

Luton, The Hatter - Justin Cartledge

Easter, The March Hare - Alan Thorley

Adicia, The Red Queen - Julie Salter

Mr Carpenter, The Walrus - Darren Matthews

Tilly Fowles, The Mock Turtle - Laura-Leigh O'Donoghue

Glott, Pig Lady - Sir William Wells

Tweedledeedum - Matt Jewson

Darwin Finch, The Last Dodo - Paul Sparrowham

The Jabberwocky - Ben Martins

Vesp Asa Grey, The Wasp in the Wig - Amy Clayton

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Jekyll & Hyde

By Leonard H Caddy

November 8th - 11th 2017

The key to discovering a man's inner reality can be dangerously terrifying, but then again - the only thing constant is change. Dr Jekyll's feverish quest to unleash the brain's full power begins the battle for life. Jekyll & Hyde. Hyde or Jekyll. He wins. He loses.


Cast List

Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde - Darren Matthews

Dr Utterson - Sir William Wells

Lanyon - Justin Cartledge

Poole - Neil Gray

Celestine - Niamh O'Donoghue

Charlotte - Laura-Leigh O'Donoghue

Penny - Amy Newland

Hilda - Amy Clayton

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The Cat & The Canary

By John Willard

Sept 28th-30th 2017

When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Cast List

Wally Campbell - Paul Sparrowham

Joyce Norman - Nicole Campbell

Fred Blythe - Justin Cartledge

Charlie Wilder - Neil Patrick

Miss Lu - Amy Clayton

Aunt Susan - Julie Salter

Cicily - Hayley Webber

Lawyer Crosby - Sir William Wells

Hendricks - Neil Gray

Opera Actor

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

May 23rd-27th, 2017

The infamous gang lord Macbeth hears a drunken prophecy from a trio of street woman that one day he will become 'King' of his drugs-ring. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his alcoholic wife, Macbeth murders the current King Pin and takes the London City throne for himself. Further drug abuse wracks him with guilt and paranoia to his dismal end.

Cast List

Macbeth - Justin Cartledge

Lady Macbeth - Rachel Lane

Banquo - Darren Matthews

Duncan - Matt Jones

Donalblain - Ben Martins

Macduff - Matt Jewson

Lady Macduff - Amy Clayton

The Porter/Heccat - Julie Salter

Street Girl 1/Fleance - Hayley Webber

Street Girl 2/Lady Macbeth's Attendant - Nicole Campbell

Street Girl 3/Lady Macduff's Attendant - Jen Bell

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Heaven Can Wait

By Harry Segall

Mar 2nd-4th 2017 20:00

Mr. Jordan is checking passengers who are to depart in an airplane for the Hereafter. The routine is interrupted by the arrival of Joe Pendleton, an attractive prizefighter, who refuses to admit he is dead and induces Jordan to look up the "records" which reveal that Joe is not scheduled to arrive for another 60 years! But, as Joe starts to return to earth to continue his fighting, word reaches Heaven that Max Levene, Joe's manager, thinking he had been killed, had Joe's body cremated, and Joe has no body to return to. Jordan promises to find Joe another body...

​Cast List

Joe Pendleton - Lionel Bishop

The Angel - Ben Martins

Mr Jordan - Darren Matthews

Mrs Farnsworth - Laura-Leigh Newton

Tony Abbott - Matt Jones

Bette Logan - Amy Clayton

Max Levene - Justin Cartledge

Williams - Ray Johnson

Mrs Ames - Julie Salter

Susie - Jen Bell

1st Escort/Doctor - Alan Thorley

2nd Escort/Lefty - Neil Grey