China Plate presents
By Urielle Klein-Mekongo
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.
There will be a collection for Rape Crisis UK after every performance.
'winning and poignant', The Stage ★★★★
'Doesn’t just hit you in the heart but also pulls fire up into your belly.' The Fringe Review ★★★★★
'An emotional and poignant piece of artistry.' Ed Fest Mag ★★★★★
Winner, Young Harts Writing Fest Audience Favourite 2017, Kings Head Theatre Stella Wilkie Award 2017, The East15 Pulse Award 2017.
Commissioned by Bernie Grant Arts Centre, In Association with Hull 2017
Support from British Council, Goethe-Institut London, Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Yvette was first developed at East 15’s Debut Festival, a pioneering and unique event dedicated to the staging of new plays written and directed as well as performed by graduating students on the acclaimed ‘CT course’ (BA in Acting and Contemporary Theatre) developed and led by Uri Roodner.
VENUE: The Studio
PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 6 June - Saturday 8 June 2019
PERFORMANCE TIMES: All 7.30pm
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AGE GUIDANCE: 14+ (contains themes of sexual violence)
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes, no interval
BOOK TICKETS: Book online or call Box Office 0161 833 9833.
With your support, we can make brilliant theatre, tell stories, nurture new talent, and help as many people as possible get involved.
WRITER AND PERFORMER: Urielle Klein-Mekongo
ORIGINAL MUSIC & LYRICS: Urielle Klein-Mekongo
DIRECTOR: Gbolahan Obisesan
DIRECTOR (ORIGINAL PRODUCTION): Rebecca Atkinson-Lord & Meriel Hinsching
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Giorgia Lee Joseph
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Azusa Ono
PRODUCER: China Plate