Welcome to Broad Horizons Theatre Company. We are a small touring 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.
It is with considerable personal regret that I have to announce the cancellation of our tour of Murder, Margaret and Me.
Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has created significant difficulties for us, both financially and with my health.
Our work does not qualify for Arts Council or other grant aid. Our reserves have been depleted by three cancellations of our proposed tour over the 18 months of government changes or restrictions and losses incurred as a consequence. All the stresses involved have taken their toll on my health. So I feel it necessary to take a break from producing until I see how things work out.
The up side of the the various lockdowns is that I have had time to write. My DS Sara Hirst police procedural novels are available from Joffe Books. A book of short ghost stories based in Norfolk are available from Hobeck Books. For further details check out my author website at:
I am arranging readings or book signing for the books and I will post details of them here and on my author webpages.
Current and Recent Productions
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.
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.
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!