Caroline Horton & Co and China Plate present

All Of Me

(The possibility of future splendour)

Work in progress / preview


About the show

Caroline Horton & Co and China Plate present

All Of Me

Things aren’t right... deep down.

She stands amid the ruins of a show.

“Look - it’s not too late - you simply need an entertaining and/or moving story.”

She says “No. I thought I'd introduce myself properly. As is polite."

Sometimes funny, sometimes hopeful, unapologetically bleak, All Of Me is the show that happens after the curtain call, when the lights have gone down but the mess remains.

An intimate, absurd look at wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.


Caroline, directors Alex Swift and Lucy Hopkins and the team have been working on the final phase of R&D throughout 2018 and the show will premiere and tour during 2019. 


Commissioned by 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 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.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

Industry & Audience Response

I thought the performance itself was startling… It felt very full of life - complex, full of desires, funny and upsetting.
Allegra Galvin, Artistic Director - Quarterhouse Folkestone

I loved seeing the exploration of the darkness that exists within all of us, and how we try to keep a lid on it. And the expectations for women to behave a certain way, versus who we really are and how we really feel.
Helen Goalen, Co-Artistic Director - Rashdash

“The piece is particularly exciting as it represents a real departure for Caroline in terms of her process and presentation and it was thrilling to see the beginnings of what I know will be a dark, powerful and witty piece of work.”
Tessa Walker, Associate Director - Birmingham Repertory Theatre

“I found it haunting and beautiful, fun and very sad all at the same time. It spoke to me I think, and I felt like it captured something honest and things generally unsaid that I think a lot of women would relate too.”
Bethany Haynes, Producer - Battersea Arts Centre

Creative Team

Writer and performer | Caroline Horton

Co-Directors | Alex Swift and Lucy Hopkins

Designer | Eleanor Field

Lighting Designer Katherine Williams

Sound Designer Elena Peña

Music created by | James Atherton and Caroline Horton

Production Manager | Anthony Osborne

Artist Wellbeing Practitioner | Louise Platt

Producer | China Plate

Past performances

13th May 2018Folkestone Quarterhouse (work in progress) 
19th Jul 2018ARC, Stockton Arts Centre 
28th Jul 2018Artsdepot, London