Caroline Horton

Playwright
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Biography

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. Recently Caroline also wrote and performed Penelope RETOLD for Derby Theatre and on tour, and Tranklements for the New Vic Theatre.

Her first radio play for BBC Radio 4, Paris, Nana & Me was shortlisted for the 2014 Imison Award and has just recorded her second, Still Here, in Spring 2016. She’s an associate artist at Birmingham Rep where she mentors the Rep’s young theatre makers and is a regular workshop leader. 

Caroline also collaborates with other companies as a deviser, performer, writer and director. Caroline was part of the most recent Royal Court Writers’ Group, and her new play Poppet was presented as part of the Royal Court Live Lunch series.

Caroline has just been selected as Birmingham Writer in Residence, working across BBC programmes The Archers, Home Front and Doctors and on attachment at Birmingham Rep.

CV

Theatre

Writer & Performer

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

    Latitude Festival
     
    Director Yngvild Aspeli
    Starring
  • Caroline Horton
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    Director James Robinson
    Starring
  • Caroline Horton
  • Chantal Garrigues
  • Jot Davies
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    An episode based on Caroline's last trip with her Grandmother to Paris. 

    Shortlisted for the Imison Award. 

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

    Writer

    Twitter

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