About All Of Me at The North Wall Arts Centre
The Possibility Of Future Splendour
Written and performed by: Caroline Horton
Directed by: Alex Swift
A show about death and depression… sorry about that.
An intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.
In this witty new monologue, grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton brings you an unapologetically dark show about dark things, unlocking an ancient myth to explore living with depression in our modern world.
Creatively staged and gorgeously written, through layers of storytelling, song and looped sound, Horton lays bare her struggle through mental illness with almost unparalleled sensitivity, crafting an honest and deeply personal artist’s impression of this difficult subject matter.
Winner of The Mental Health Fringe Award 2019 presented by the Mental Health Foundation in partnership with The Scotsman and The Tron Theatre. Winner of The Stage Award for Excellence 2019.
All Of Me reviews
★★★★★ “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
★★★★ “Strange, dark, disturbing, delicious – accept no apology, this is splendid in the moment and both theatre and art.” —Edinburgh Guide
“[Caroline’s] unvarnished account of suicidal depression glistens like bitumen as the show serially self-sabotages. It reveals both the seduction and the stasis of opting out.” —Financial Times
★★★★ The Guardian, Time Out, The Stage, The Scotsman, The List
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Dates & times:
03 March at The North Wall Arts Centre
28 May at The Theatre Chipping Norton. View event.
Age guidance: 14+
Content warning: contains nudity and themes of depression and suicide
Running time: approx. 70 mins
Caroline Horton: writer and performer
Alex Swift: director
Eleanor Field: designer
Katharine Williams: lighting designer
Elena Peña: sound designer
Charlotte Bickley: associate sound designer
James Atherton: composer
Annie Siddons: dramaturg
Anthony Osborne: production manager
Jules Riley: production manager
Lucy Hopkins: associate director
Lou Platt: artist wellbeing practitioner
China Plate: producer