All of Me

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  • Summerhall - Main Hall
  • 15:10
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: China Plate, Cambridge Junction and The Yard Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes (depression and suicide), nudity, loud noises
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


China Plate, Cambridge Junction and The Yard Theatre present All of Me by Caroline Horton. 'Hello, I thought I'd introduce myself properly. As is polite.' An intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark. Caroline reunites with director Alex Swift (Mess, How to Win Against History) to bring you the show that happens after the curtain call, when the lights have gone down but the mess remains. 'Comes perilously close to genius' **** (Time Out, on Mess).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in to the courtyard, follow the signs up the access ramp, around the front of the bar and into the main reception. Down the corridor on your right hand side is the lift on your right hand side. Take this to the first floor, then take a left through the double doors. The Main Hall is on your right.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Signed performances

  • Dates: 16 August
  • Interpreter: Jo Ross - Integrated into performance
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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Ashley 109 days ago

How to review this show? Caroline Horton is easily as talented as Bryony Kimmings, but this show was as dark as ‘I’m a Phoenix, Bitch’ - only without the humour. I wanted to love it - I ended up simply respecting its right to exist.

Rachael Caulton 123 days ago

All of me was astonishing. Caroline has a beautiful voice which she is very skilled at using to effect us emotionally and play different parts of herself. The lopping of sounds works well and the show reminded me that as a performer I'm allowed a break sometimes.

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FringeReview 117 days ago

You’re not meant to start a show by apologising, Caroline Horton, tells us. But apologise she does. Starting her show with copious amounts of sorries for everything and anything, Horton tells us this is not the show it was meant to be; she had started writing one show but when...

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UK Theatre Web (3/5 stars) 117 days ago

A story of her dealing with the demon death who keeps trying to drag her off, her own black dog of depression. I don't for a momet doubt a single thing she told us and there was an eloquence to her verbalisation of aspects of what haunts her

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

An abandoned party; a neglected bedroom; a cluttered AV desk. All of these labels could be attached to the strew of wires, sandbags, fabrics and lamps which greet us as we enter the space for All Of Me, writer and performer Caroline Horton’s latest collaboration with director Alex Swift. This...

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 119 days ago

Sadness comes in waves. Some days are better, others are worse. Caroline Horton’s ‘All of Me’ is an exploration of all of it. It’s about trying to live, wanting to die, and the spaces in between, weaving myth, music and fantasy with the mundane business of carrying on. Reuniting with...

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An Organised Mess 119 days ago

Caroline Horton’s production All of Me is a masterclass in the feelings and all-embracing nature of mental illness. Lured in by an incredibly personable and humour-filled introduction. You somehow wonder what journey you went on in the theatre space to get to the end.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Caroline Horton is beautiful, funny, fierce, endearing, intelligent, outspoken, creative, talented, full of life. And she spends a significant portion of her life wanting to die. She has depression. She takes medication. Even when she feels better – when she feels able to get out of bed, get in the...

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The List (5/5 stars) 121 days ago

The abyss gazes back in this impressive offering from Caroline Horton...

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The Empty Blogspace 122 days ago

In her opener she also apologises for her work being “unrelentingly bleak”, but this show isn’t bleak, it’s dark but strangely beautiful. ‘Sister’ is a character I will not forget in a hurry, like the show, she is extravagant and mysterious and anything but bleak.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

Caroline Horton is nothing short of mesmerising in this play, which she also wrote herself. She ambles onto the stage in a glittery top and starts a torrent of apologies. She warns us that we are not in for a … Read More ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 122 days ago

All of Me starts with an avalanche of apologies. Caroline Horton spits her sorries like spite. Sorry this show’s such a wreck, she snarls. Sorry it’s not ground-breaking, or sweetness and light. This show won’t sugarcoat suicidal depression. Horton smirks: Sorry, no refunds. Four weeks ago, during a deep spell...

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

"All of Me is a one-woman show, written and performed by Caroline Horton at Summerhall. Caroline, a Fringe veteran, returns to the festival after a few years of a break joining forces with Alex Swift, the director of one of her previous shows, Mess which also premiered in Edinburgh in 2012."

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

Caroline Horton begins her new show by saying sorry. This is not the show she’d hoped to make. During its creation she became unwell with depression and this has influenced the shape of the show as well as the process of its making. She also apologises, albeit sardonically, for making...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

In 2012, Caroline Horton brought her award-winning play, Mess, to the Fringe telling the (lightly fictionalised) story of her battle with anorexia, and ending with an uplifting celebration of her near-recovery and the messiness of life. ...

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Exeunt 125 days ago

What’s a good song to listen to when you’re depressed? Something to echo the distortions and contours of your rucked up spirits, or something that offers a sunny parallel world to escape into? When I’m down I can’t listen to Bright Eyes or Rufus Wainwright or any of those peddlers...

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Time Out (4/5 stars) 126 days ago

It’s astonishing, watching this overwhelming, at times almost unbearable one-woman show to think that Caroline Horton is the same artist who first made a splash at the Fringe nine years ago with ‘You’re Not Like the Other Girls, Chrissie’, a winsome but ultimately fairly lightweight monologue about her French grandmother.A...

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 126 days ago

Caroline Horton opens her new show with an apology. Several apologies, in fact. You’re not supposed to start a performance by saying sorry, she acknowledges, it tends to make audience members uncomfortable. But then again, All of Me is not all that interested in setting spectators at ease. Nothing about...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 130 days ago

“Hello, I’d like to apologise for what happens next …” There follows an overly dramatic explanation that the show might not live up to being theatre or art, and that the performer might have gone a bit off-piste. It might not even be the planned show, and has only had...

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