Caroline Horton & Co and China Plate

All Of Me (the possibility of future splendour) *POSTPONED*


Fri 24 Apr




70 mins (no interval)


14+ (Contains themes of depression and suicide and partial nudity)


£13.50 Full / £11.50 Concessions

In light of our recent announcement about the temporary closure of Barbican Theatre this performance has been postponed. Refunds are being processed and should appear in bookers’ accounts within 5 working days. Alternatively if you would like to make a donation of the value of your ticket to the Barbican Theatre registered charity fund please email us at confirming the performance and the name booked under.

Read our full COVID-19 closure statement here

“Hello – I thought I’d introduce myself properly – As is polite.”

Written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton – an intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.

Grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, Caroline reunites with director Alex Swift (Mess) to bring you an unapologetically dark show about dark things.

By Caroline Horton
Directed by Alex Swift

Winner of The Scotsman Mental Health Fringe Award 2019

The Stage Edinburgh Award 2019 recipient

Lustrum Award 2019 recipient

Tickets £11.50 / £13.50 (inclusive of all booking fees and charges)

Trigger warning

This show contains themes of depression and suicidality, if you feel overwhelmed during the performance you are welcome to leave the theatre andreturn at any point. There are moments of loud noise.

The following organisations offer information, advice and support around mental health issues:

Samaritanson 116 123 provide 24-hour confidential, non-judgmental emotional support.

Mind on 0300 123 3393 (UK) provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Big White Wallis an onlineservice for people who have common, distressing mental health problems. Through social networking, a community of people are supported by trained “wall guides”, sothey canmanage their own mental health.

To find out about other local and national mental health services available you can visit the NHS website.


“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.”

The Independent

“The show, with its loops and echoes, recognises mental health as something that ebbs and flows – as well as something that responds to the society we live in.”

The Guardian

“She’s quite something to behold, simultaneously fearsome and wonderful”

The Stage

“What is perhaps most potent about ‘All of Me’ is how it assaults the senses…it’s difficult to watch ‘All of Me’ without feeling in awe of the fact its creator has forced herself to make such a thing.”

Time Out

“Horton is a consummate performer, apologising unapologetically and holding the audience rapt with a single withering look.”

The Scotsman

“All of Me is an act of bravery… What it gives is a blinding interlude of catharsis, yelled out from a void, the path back up to future joy highlighted in
uneven glitter.”


“Her [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


Seating is usually pre-allocated for performances (if it isn't it will say so on the booking page). Audiences are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins. If you require disabled/accessible seating, please call us on 01752 267131 to discuss your requirements.

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

01752 267131 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm)


Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Box Office at Barbican Theatre from 1 hour before your performance starts, unless you have opted to have them posted (for an additional charge of £1 per order at time of booking) Tickets can also be bought for that day's performance from the box office from 1 hour before performances begin (subject to ticket availability)

Tickets for this event are no longer available.