Welcome

Welcome to Broad Horizons Theatre Company. We are a lively small theatre company based in Norfolk run by Judi Daykin and Rhett Davies. Our aim is to produce the best in established and new writing for touring to theatres, arts centres, rural touring schemes, community and educational venues.

Our primary focus is on women’s stories. Famous or forgotten, we believe that it is more necessary than ever to share the lives of some very remarkable women, the events that they took part in and, in many cases, led. Creative women, hard working women, political women, home-makers or educators. There are so many great stories to tell that it is hard to choose between them.

We are delighted to announce that our tour for 2020 will be

Murder, Margaret and Me

a thrilling comedy by

Philip Meeks 

 

Agatha Christie is not happy. Miss Marple is about to be brought to life by Britain's foremost comedy actress, Margaret Rutherford. The films are destined to become the most successful franchise of 1960's British cinema. But Christie thinks Rutherford will turn her favourite character into a laughing stock, and Margaret doesn't want to sully her reputation with something as sordid as murder.

The two women form an unlikely friendship over afternoon tea and gossip until Agatha turns sleuth to uncover the hidden tragedy in Rutherford's life. Can their bond survive the investigation? Who is the mysterious knitting spinster? What are all the stuffed toys called?  Who are the real women behind the public facades of their fame?

Humour, thrills, pathos and sleuthing combine to make this unique play a must for all lovers of crime fiction, secrets and comedy.

(Suitable for audiences aged ten years and above.)

We have the national small theatres touring rights for this wonderful show and are currently seeking bookings for one-night stands or small runs from small theatres, arts or community centres and rural touring groups.

To book Murder, Margaret and Me please contact us on 01692 650821 or 07867 573065 or email via our contact page.

Previous tours include The Little Bit The Boys Admire by John Mangan and Rebellious Sisterhood - Votes For Women by Karen Forbes.

Current and Recent Productions

Murder, Margaret and Me

Agatha Christie is not happy. Miss Marple is about to be brought to life by Britain’s foremost comedy actress, Margaret Rutherford. The films are destined to become the most successful franchise of 1960’s British cinema. But Christie thinks Rutherford will turn her favourite character into a laughing stock, and Margaret doesn’t want to sully her reputation with something as sordid as murder.

Humour, thrills, pathos and sleuthing combine to make this unique play a must for all lovers of crime fiction, secrets and comedy.

Rebellious Sisterhood – Votes For Women

Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst is not a well woman. Recently released from prison, her hunger strike has left her weak and debilitated. 1913 has not been an easy year. Family arguments threaten scandal. Financially embarrassed and living out of a suitcase, she is terrified at the prospect of being returned to prison. The only sanctuary is with her friend, the composer, Ethel Smyth. But Ethel’s love for Emmeline is about to be challenged by the arrival of young firebrand, Grace Roe, fresh from turning East Anglia into a hotbed of Suffragette protest.

This exciting play takes a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the private lives and the personal cost paid by the leaders of the Suffragettes.

The Little Bit The Boys Admire

Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Marie Lloyd, that pulchritudinous personification of the Golden Age of Music Hall, invites you to an evening of entertainment excellence in the Euterpian and Terpsichorean Arts …….she’ll sing and dance a bit, sir!

Yes, Miss Marie Lloyd, for one night only, will tell the story of her astonishing and inspiring rise to become the Queen of British Entertainment.

With frequent assistance and factual correction from that virtuoso of contrariwise confusion…. she dresses as a man, madam! – Miss Vesta Tilley!

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