Caroline Horton & Co and China Plate present
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Content warnings: All of Me: The Twine explores themes of depression and suicide. Contains strong language. Flashing images and visual effects. Heightened description of drinking alcohol.
"...the game is gripping, raw, intimate and ingeniously delivered. It mirrors the clamour of mental illness in its branching, unpredictable structure and textual tricks."
By Caroline Horton and Alex Swift
Based on the stage show All of Me by Caroline Horton
All of Me: The Twine is an intimate, absurd online exploration for one player of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.
Adapted from the grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny stage show, this is Caroline and director Alex Swift’s first leap into the world of interactive digital work. In this new Twine version, the player must navigate their own journey through this unapologetically dark show about dark things.
Twine is an online tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.
‘Superb creative innovation’ – The Stage
‘Form shapes the meaning of the content, in the most exciting, theatrical way possible’ – Exeunt Magazine
★★★★★ “a show that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and shakes you, first with laughter, then with dread, then finally with a sense of awe at both the darkness and the light within us all.” – The Independent
Winner of The Mental Health Fringe Award 2019 presented by the Mental Health Foundation in partnership with The Scotsman and The Tron Theatre, and Winner of The Stage Award for Excellence 2019.
This twine project was funded by Arts Council England.
The original stage production was commissioned by Cambridge Junction and The Yard and supported by UCL Culture. Our additional commissioning partners were: Harlow Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatr Iolo, ARC Stockton Arts Centre, The Brewhouse Arts Centre Burton, Camden People’s Theatre and Folkestone Quarterhouse with support from Battersea Arts Centre, artsdepot, Midlands Arts Centre and In Good Company.
The stage show is now scheduled to tour in Spring 2022.
For more information, please visit the All of Me stage show page.
Photo © Ed Collier
All of Me: The Twine was shortlisted for the if:book UK New Media Writing Prize Award 2021.
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All of Me: The Twine explores themes of depression and suicide. Contains strong language. Flashing images and visual effects. Heightened description of drinking alcohol.
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