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All of Me (China Plate, Cambridge Junction and The Yard Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

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 director Alex Swift, with whom she created 2012’s astonishing ‘Mess’, Horton draws us in with sly humour, apologising for the state of the show and the difficulty she had making it, before beginning to brutally, surgically open herself up. The question she grasps at, and of course can’t answer, is why do so many of us feel like this? “Maybe we should unfuck the world?” offers Horton. An inarguable point.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]