About the show

Caroline Horton & Co and China Plate present

All of Me

"Living is at best a mixed bag and of course we're al going to die - so what is the point?"

This Showgirl needs reminding – a lot.

All of Me is a show in development – a darkly comic, intimate and ultimately life-affirming look at Showgirl’s long-term quest to keep on keeping on and what it means to be alive.

Painfully funny, this is the story after the story’s end, the drama that happens when the drama’s over. While Showgirl knows nothing has really ended, she’s negotiating wanting to end it all.

There will be comedy, live music, dancing and desperation.

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. 

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Following an initial period of R&D in 2016 the full production is now in development.  The first work in progress performance will take place at Camden People’s Theatre as part of the Calm Down, Dear Festival.

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

Music created by | James Atherton and Caroline Horton

Producer | China Plate

Preview Performances - Open For Bookings

WhenWhere
26th Jan 2018 - 27th Jan 2018Camden People's TheatreBook online
19th Jul 2018Arc StocktonBooking soon