Caroline Horton

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Winner: Best Ensemble, The Stage Edinburgh Awards theatre
Producer China Plate Director Alex Swift Starring
  • Hannah Boyde
  • Seiriol Davies
  • Caroline Horton
    Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
    Caroline's new show Mess premièred at The Traverse at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012.  

    Josephine is putting on a play - Boris and Sistahl help. It's about anorexia. You don't need to be put off. 

    Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones) and today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room.

    Caroline Horton is a remarkable, incisive actress and playwright Vivien Devlin
    Edinburgh Guide

    moving and insightful but also full of humour and warmth Natasha Tripney
    The Stage

    inventive and imaginative theatre that says more about the subject than any documentary could. And it is immensely entertaining from start to finish... Very much a must-see

    Gerald Berkowitz
    Theatre Guide London

    Mess transcends the awkwardness of the subject matter with ease, balancing a fine line between sentimentality and bitter truthfulness John Roberts
    The Public Reviews

    a brave production. It might class itself as a comedy, but it garners genuine tears and manages to say more about eating disorders than most dramatic pieces I've encountered on the topic Michael Cox
    Across the Arts

    visually beautiful, genuinely funny and superbly well-staged Helen Cloete
    Edinburgh Theatre Review

    It ought not to work, but it does, charmingly. **** Ian Shuttleworth
    Financial Times
    Full Review

    clever and wise... a play that, whilst not easy to hear, is a delight to watch

    Lisa Wolfe
    Total Theatre Review

    this follow-up comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major, major talent. Andrzej Lukowski
    Time Out

    ferociously funny, staggeringly generous, compassionate and wise... Unabashedly recommended Andrew Haydon
    Postcards from the Gods

    a wryly self-deprecating piece Neil Cooper
    The Herald

    Exquisite in its sensitivity
    The Scotsman

    An honest and uproarious play
    The Metro

    Horton plays anorectic young woman Josephine with subtlety, fragility and pathos Mark Brown
    The List

    sublime in its simplicity Charlotte Lytton
    Fest Magazine

    a deceptively profound comment on the way adolescents exert control over their eating in a vain attempt to stave off the multifarious confusions — not to mention possibilities — of the adult world Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard

    Caroline Horton's brilliantly odd and highly moving anorexia comedy is a must see

    Andrzej Lukowski
    Time Out

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