Caroline
Horton

Playwright

Caroline Horton is a theatre maker, performer and playwright based in Birmingham, UK.

She was nominated for a 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy, which also won The Stage Awards Best Solo Performer in 2010. Caroline’s second show Mess continues to tour internationally after opening at The Traverse in August 2012, where it won Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards. Mess also won an Argus Angel Award and was nominated for an Offie for Best New Play. 

Her controversial show Islands, opened at The Bush in 2015 and was then invited to be part of the 2015 British Council Showcase in Edinburgh. Caroline also wrote and performed Penelope RETOLD for Derby Theatre and on tour, and Tranklements for the New Vic Theatre. Caroline was BBC Birmingham’s first Writer in Residence, working across radio and TV dramas including The ArchersHome FrontDoctors and the award-winning Tracks.

She is an associate artist at Birmingham Rep where she mentors the Rep’s young theatre makers and is a regular workshop leader. She also creates, writes, and performs theatre pieces for other companies (recently for New Vic Theatre, Derby Theatre and Birmingham University) and often collaborates with others as a performer, writer, director, deviser, or dramaturg. 

CV

Theatre

Writer & Performer

Producer China Plate
Producer China Plate
Director Omar Elerian
Starring
  • Caroline Horton
  • A furious, funny, filthy solo show about tax avoidance and the few who have it all.

    Latitude Festival
    Director Yngvild Aspeli
    Starring
  • Caroline Horton
  • A funny, inspiring solo performance about home, underdogs, Midlands spirit and everything we miss. 

    New Vic Theatre
    Producer China Plate
    Director Omar Elerian
    Starring
  • Seiriol Davies
  • John Biddle
  • Hannah Ringham
  • Simon Startin
  • Caroline Horton
  • An obscene, ink-black comedy about tax havens, greed and the few who have it all. 

    The Bush Theatre & transferred to British Council Edinburgh Showcase
    Producer Derby Theatre
    Director Lucy Skilbeck
    Starring
  • Caroline Horton
  • An epic fiercely playful tale of love, loneliness and the need to be free.  

    Derby Theatre
    Mess
    Winner: Best Ensemble, The Stage Edinburgh Awards
    Producer China Plate
    Director Alex Swift
    Starring
  • Hannah Boyde
  • Seiriol Davies
  • Caroline Horton
  • Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs
    Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
    You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy
    Nominated: Olivier Award Winner: Best Solo Performance - The Stage Awards
    Producer China Plate
    Director Omar Elerian & Daniel Goldman
    Starring
  • Caroline Horton
  • An eccentric, acutely myopic French woman's tale of love in WW2.

    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

    Writer

    Director Hamish Pirie

    Part of the Live Lunch series of readings as a member of the summer 2015 Royal Court Writers’ Group

    Royal Court

    Radio

    Writer & Performer

    Paris, Nana & Me
    Shortlisted for the Imison Award
    Director James Robinson
    Starring
  • Caroline Horton
  • Chantal Garrigues
  • Jot Davies
  • An episode based on Caroline's last trip with her Grandmother to Paris.


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director James Robinson
    Starring
  • Caroline Horton
  • Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster Radio 4

    Writer


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director Ciaran Bermingham

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    • RT @artsdepot: They run wild. They dress up. They go on a surreal adventure. Muckers is @carolineplays' new family show - and we're ready…

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