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 but created so much interest that it was taken to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. Here it was performed at the Cowbarn, Underbelly to sell out (200+) audiences.
Subsequently we received generous funding from the Arts Council to undertake a Research & Development project with a view to creating an updated version for professional touring. This, coupled with support from the Barnsley Civic's Artist in Residence Programme, has opened up exciting new possibilities for 2018 and beyond.
The ultimate goal now is to bring this remarkable forgotten story to a national audience. We want to restore Saunderson to his rightful status as a national icon. We would like to express a genuine MASSIVE thanks to all who have contributed to this project over the years. Your help has brought us this far - the dream lives on!!!
Please visit our contacts page of you have any ideas or can offer any assistance.
With thanks to our corporate sponsors:-
* Chris Sharp Associates
* Ian Dickinson, Lifetime Financial Management
* Kevan Shaw, Castle Square Corporate Finance
* Clive Brook, Volvo
*Tony Hughes, Huthwaite International
*Impelling Solutions Ltd
*Paul Simpson, The Business Hub