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New Horizons  is an inclusive theatre company which is dedicated to working with young adults, 17-35 years, providing a creative and innovative working environment. New Horizons is committed to inspiring and developing artistic and imaginative performers both in main stream and with learning disabilities. 

The company’s work plays prominence to devising the classics, producing inspirational work, accessible to all.

The Team

Since graduating from university with a BA Hons in Dramatic Art and Dance, Cheryl has accumulated 30 years of performance and directing experience which has taken her around the UK and working in the USA. Today she resides in North London where she has established herself as a highly experienced theatre and dance practitioner working with young adults with learning difficulties.

Since becoming a Lecturer in Performing Arts 12 years ago, Cheryl launched the BTEC Performing Arts Course for Supported Learning at Barnet and Southgate College. Here she was to be awarded Most Inspirational Tutor for her work on this course, and most recently Personal Tutor of the Year.  Cheryl soon started to see some incredible talent emerging on her course and recognised the need to develop and encourage this further. Thus New Horizons Theatre Company was founded, and since it began 9 years ago it has grown from strength to strength. 


Jose Forni

Jose has been involved in several productions with New Horizons as Assistant Director, including The Merchant of Venice and Wuthering Heights and King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table. She has witnessed the company grow from strength to strength and has relished having such a great creative involvement in the company including all her stunning costumes. Even though Jose is not working directly with the company now she will always be part of our incredible team.


Zoe Kennedy

Zoe has always had a huge passion for Performing Arts, and holds a degree specialising in Inclusive Theatre. Zoe has worked with Cheryl on the BTEC Performing Arts Course at Barnet and Southgate College for four years and in this time built up a great working relationship both nurturing and witnessing great achievements in their students.

Joining New Horizons as their Assistant Director has been an immense achievement and to be part of this amazing, talented group. She has observed just how well the group work together and have such an amazing and unique bond. Zoe is really looking forward to seeing the performance of As You Like It and is particularly excited about the amazing and colourful 1950’s costumes.


Cheryl Ferner-Reeves

Founder & Artistic Director


Clare Fairweather
 Clare was a Job Coach at Barnet and Southgate College and has supported many of the New Horizon students who previously attended the college with their theatre related work experience placements, including RADA and The Old Vic.

“I have been involved backstage for a couple of shows and have always admired the empathy, understanding and passion Cheryl gives to every individual company member and the hard work by all that goes into each show. I am looking forward to being part of the company”

She is very happy and excited to walk the boards of the stage encouraging and supporting the actors.


Antonia Porcaro
Since recently starting to work with Cheryl at both Southgate College on the BTEC Performing Arts course and with New Horizons she is having the exciting opportunity to develop and share her creative skills with such a company of dedicated performers.

Cheryl Ferner-Reeves

Founder and Director

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