Workshops and New Writing


Judi is an experienced workshop leader working for many organisations such as the Maddermarket Youth Theatre, Shakespeare Schools Festival, Dramarama and Shakespeare 4 Kidz for the 9 -18 year old age groups.

Specialities include:

  • Shakespeare
  • History of Theatre
  • Characterisation and Text
  • Devising and improvisation

Judi provided young people’s summer drama workshops for five years as part of the Happing Festival in rural villages around the north Norfolk Broads. Each workshop ran for a week, Monday through Friday, starting with getting to know each other exercises and improvisations, before moving onto encouraging the young people to devise their own 30 minute show. Villages we visited included East Ruston, Sea Palling, Neatishead, Hickling and Potter Heigham. The young people chose their own theme for the show, then improvised scenes that build into a coherent story which was performed for friends and family on the final afternoon. Storylines included Pirates, Murder Mysteries, Puppet Shows, Filming Shakespeare, Haunted Hotels, Space and Circus. The participants also devised simple choreography, created their own props, costume and scenery and chose music or sound effects.

She is also an experienced director working with adult professional, amateur and youth groups.

Help can be offered in:

  • Directing school or youth group productions and adult groups
  • Directing community groups in site specific or devised local history events

We are also able to work on site or project specific devising workshops, such as the work done with PPARC (Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council) through the Maddermarket Youth Theatre. Judi has a special interest in historical site or project specific work, having a degree in history, with the emphasis on popular culture.

Please email us for further details if you are interested in booking a workshop session, for help with your production or for a copy of Judi’s directing CV:

New Writing

Broad Horizons are always looking for good new plays. They must be

  • Suitable for family audiences (children aged 10 plus and adults)
  • Have women’s roles and position as a central concern or theme
  • Have no more than four actors in the cast

If you have a script you would like us to consider, please send a copy to our postal address. Make sure that you enclose an SAE for comments and return of scripts.