The No Horizon Project
'No Horizon' is a remarkable new musical. Inspired by the astonishing true story of Nicholas Saunderson, it retells a human story of hope, resilience and aspiration. Touchingly told through music that will live long in the memory, it does more than entertain - it raises the spirit.
Andy Platt wrote the show after becoming fascinated by the story of Nicholas, who was blinded by smallpox in infancy but went on to become a major player in the scientific and mathematical community of the age. The production was originally born as a community musical. The twin aims were to develop creative opportunities for talented local people and to bring the story of Saunderson back to prominence in our local area. It felt a travesty that a man of such genius was barley recognised in his own town.
Our vision is that Saunderson’s story will become known far and wide – we see him as a national icon. This is where the Edinburgh run came in. At the same time, we sought to create opportunities for many very talented local individuals.
Andy Platt and Max Reid produced No Horizon for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on behalf of Penistone Community Association. The production was be performed between 3rd and 27th August 2016, at the Cowbarn, Med Quad, Underbelly. The show was also performed to sell out audiences at Penistone Paramount on 29th November 2015 and at Barnsley Lamproom on 20th July 2016. Our community have taken the story of Nicholas Saunderson to their hearts and we are very grateful for the support and feedback they have given.
The ultimate goal now is to bring this remarkable forgotten story to a national audience. We are now seeking partners (producing theatres, producers, directors etc) who can help bring expertise to co-produce a national tour of No Horizon. We want to restore Saunderson to his rightful status as a national icon.
Please visit our contacts page of you are interested in this great opportunity.
With thanks to our sponsors:-
* Chris Sharp Associates
* Ian Dickinson, Lifetime Financial Management
* Kevan Shaw, Castle Square Corporate Finance
* Clive Brook, Volvo