All of Me
This performance has taken place in the past
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Written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton – an intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark. Grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, Caroline reunites with director Alex Swift (Mess) to bring you an unapologetically dark show about dark things.
“All of Me is theatrically alive at every moment, even when conveying the deadening weight of depression. And yes, actually, it is ultimately uplifting – but by being raw, honest and elemental, rather than neat or cutesy. I loved it.” (The Independent)
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Written & performed by CAROLINE HORTON
Directed by ALEX SWIFT
Associate Director LUCY HOPKIN
Designer ELEANOR FIELD
Lighting Designer KATHARINE WILLIAMS
Associate Lighting Designer WILL MONKS
Sound Designer ELENA PENA
Associate Sound Designer CHARLOTTE BICKLEY
Music created by JAMES ATHERTON and CAROLINE HORTON
Production Managers ANTHONY OSBORNE and JULES RILEY
Artist Wellbeing Practitioner LOUISE PLATT
Filmmaker KIA NOAKES and RACHEL BUNCE
Producers CHINA PLATE AND CAROLINE HORTON
All Of Me was the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe; its Glasgow performance is presented in partnership with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. www.mhfestival.com
This show contains themes of depression and suicidality, if you feel overwhelmed during the performance you are welcome to leave the theatre and return at any point. There are moments of loud noise. We have compiled a list of local organisations providing support, advice and further information that might be helpful for anyone affected by issues raised in the play. This can be viewed here.
Commissioned by Cambridge Junction, The Yard Theatre, Harlow Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Iolo, ARC Stockton Arts Centre, The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton, Camden People’s Theatre and Folkestone Quarterhouse.
Supported by UCL Culture, Battersea Arts Centre, the MA Dramatic Writing Lab at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins and Midlands Arts Centre.
Created in conversation with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust, University College London and STOP Suicide. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Image credit: Holly Revell