Dates and Times
Tue 8 - Wed 9 May at 9pm
Part of our Spring 2018 programme. Browse the full season here.
By Urielle Klien Mekongo, presented by China Plate
“I see the way that butters-fat-lipped-troll-Patrice looks at him, now she’s the kinda lighty that finks she’s too nice.”
Evie is thirteen and lives in Neasden with her Mum.
She wants to tell us about something… her crush on Lewis, trying to be a woman, friends, virginity, garage remixes, hello kitty underwear… an ‘Uncle’ lurking in the corner of her story.
She wants to make us laugh, she’s pretty good at it.
She wants to tell us something, but she daren’t let it out.
Based a true story, Yvette is a one-woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.
“a winning and poignant work. It’s sad and defiant, laced with humour and music.” – ★★★★ The Stage
There will be a collection for Rape Crisis UK after every performance.
Winner, Young Harts Writing Fest Audience Favourite 2017, Kings Head Theatre Stella Wilkie Award 2017, The East15 Pulse Award 2017.
Yvette is playing in London for 2.5 weeks across five leading London venues; Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Albany and Bush Theatre.
About the company
Yvette is the debut from emerging writer/performer Urielle Klein-Mekongo. Initially presented at East 15’s DEBUT Festival, the show was picked up by China Plate, commissioned by the Bernie Grant Arts Centre and presented as part of Hull City of Culture 2017 before doing a critically acclaimed run in Edinburgh. Urielle has since been part of the BBC Writers Room, Soho Writers Group and presenting work as part of the Lyric Hammersmith Gala.
Image credit (c) Ed Collier