China Plate presents


By Urielle Klein-Mekongo

  • 6 June 2019 - 8 June 2019
  • The Studio

'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.

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.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 6 June - Saturday 8 June 2019

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    AGE GUIDANCE: 14+ (contains themes of sexual violence)

    RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes, no interval

    TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions  / £7 Under 26s & Student tickets vaialble on Thursday 6 June

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  • Creative Team
  • 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


    PRODUCER: China Plate

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