‘No Horizon’ , produced by PCA, Andy Platt and Max Reid, is a remarkable original musical. It retells a human story of hope, resilience and aspiration - the blind boy who just wanted to be seen. Touchingly told through music that will live long in the memory, it does more than entertain - it raises the spirit. This unique musical is inspired by the astonishing, true, yet forgotten story of a genuinely great South Yorkshireman - Nicholas Saunderson. Saunderson's legacy has been cruelly forgotten by time. Blinded as a one year old in a world before braille, he yearns for a life beyond the mundane, but faced with hostility, prejudice and seemingly impossible odds, what hope can there be? Can his brilliant mind and true Yorkshire grit be a passport to a better life? Reminiscent of Stephen Hawkin; a colourful musical that includes love, Cambridge, passion, mathematics, courage and, above all, determination.
With music and book by Andy Platt, writer of several highly successful shows previously seen at The Lamproom Theatre, the musical was first performed in a run at Penistone Paramount in 2006, where it earned rave reviews, each performance being greeted by a standing ovation. This performance was the final opportunity to see ‘No Horizon’ on home territory before it was taken to a wider audience Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer of 2016. The show is directed by Louise Denison of West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wakefield Theatre Royal and Harrogate Theatre.