Awards

Best Solo Performer
The Stage Awards 2010
You're Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy
Outstanding Achievement
Olivier Award Nominee 2013
You're Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy
Best Ensemble
The Stage Awards 2012
Mess
Winner
Argus Angel Awards Brighton Fringe 2013
Mess
Nominee
OFFIE for Best New Play 2013
Mess

“…gathers in both charm and emotional engagement until even a hardened hack may be on the brink of tears. Horton may not be hearing a “Who?” for very long”
Financial Times
(You're Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy)
“Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major, major talent.”
Time Out
(Mess)
“Caroline Horton's play about anorexia, confronts this "uncomfortable" illness to breathtaking effect...It's an exuberant, engaging and above all, honest portrayal of anorexia and recovery.”
The Times
(Mess)
“Audacious, brutal, scatological and not for the squeamish, the excellent ensemble of bouffons and camp queens leave stains wherever they land, and they're hard to remove. They lampoon apathy and complacent anti-voters in fine lusty voice… The kind of agit-prop it didn't seem possible to make anymore.”
The List
(Islands)
“A compelling monodrama”
The Guardian
(Penelope Retold)
“Walking back to my rented flat after witnessing Caroline Horton’s one-woman tour de force, a funny thing happened – I started sobbing with what I can only describe as pure joy.”
What's On Stage
(You're Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy)
“One of the oddest, funniest, saddest pieces of theatre I’ve seen”
The Independent
(Mess)
“The most talked about show this year”
Andrew Haydon
(Islands)
“Ithaca has become a hedonistic haven of nightclubs and beach parties, but for all its irreverence, Horton's compelling monodrama makes a significant point. Married at 15 and confined to quarters ever since, what Penelope most has sacrificed is her youth.”
The Guardian
(Penelope Retold)
“For sheer entrancing oddity, however, it is hard to beat Caroline Horton’s solo performance …Horton’s homecoming tale draws genuine tears of emotion: what’s most remarkable is that, for all her surreal flights of fancy, the quality of Mercia is never strained.”
The Guardian
(Tranklements)