Yvette

by Urielle Klein-Mekongo
China Plate presents
Book tickets
21 May to 23 May
Urielle is a writer, theatre maker singer/songwriter and performer. After first entering training via the National Youth Theatre’s Playing Up course in 2013, she went on to study Acting and Contemporary Theatre at East 15 where she graduated in 2017. Yvette marks Urielle’s first professional outing as a writer-performer. Other credits include Swipe (The Arcola with NYT) and Three Sisters (East 15). She is one of the writers for the Lyric Fest Gala 2017.

“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. Commissioned by Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Association with Hull 2017.

“A winning and poignant work. It’s sad and defiant, laced with humour and music.” ★★★★ The Stage
Winner, Young Harts Writing Fest Audience Favourite 2017, Kings Head Theatre Stella Wilkie Award 2017, The East15 Pulse Award 2017.

London Tour Dates

8-9 May Camden People’s Theatre
10-12 May Shoreditch Town Hall
14-16 May Battersea Arts Centre
17-19 May The Albany
21-23 May Bush Theatre

Times & Prices

Details

Dates

21 May - 23 MayFrom £12

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £12
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair: From £10

Age 14+

Running time approx 55 minutes

Ticket info

We price tickets a little differently at Bush Theatre - here's how and why.

Please note that the play contains themes of sexual violence.

There will be a collection for Rape Crisis UK after every performance.

Access details

Please let Box Office know any access needs when you book on [email protected] or 020 8743 5050.


About your visit

How to get here, opening times, offers and concessions, and how to hire one of our wonderful spaces.

Visit our book shop

Play texts for many of our productions can be purchased online. Pop on over to our online book shop.

Did you know…

You can order food and drink when you book your ticket online? Simply add to your order when purchasing.

"a beautifully crafted piece of writing, with precise direction and just the right mixture of laughter, tears, and the desire to act"
The Fringe Review
"a winning and poignant work that deals with raging teenage hormones, racial identity and the lasting aftermath of sexual violation"
The Stage
“An emotional and poignant piece of artistry"
Ed Fest Mag

Photo & video

Producer
Designer
Director
Writer and Performer

#YvettePlay @bushtheatre

We're back in the rehearsal room with the incredible @ukleinmekongo ready to tour this spring. Let's do this! Huge… https://t.co/r5TGpKI0JJ
China Plate
@YourOldChina
22 Feb
Just in case you missed it - @ukleinmekongo's powerful solo show #YvettePlay will be back on the road spring 2018!… https://t.co/otziEUdN1g
China Plate
@YourOldChina
16 Feb

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Work Experience Diary | Myla “I honestly hadn’t the slightest idea what to expect”

Myla took part in a week of work experience at the Bush. Here she recounts her experience of reading scripts, booking the Artistic Director’s international travel and helping manage a front of house crisis. As I walked up the stairs to the entrance to Bush Theatre, I honestly hadn’t the slightest idea what to expect…

Your Thoughts: The B*easts

BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan brings her debut play, The B*easts to the Bush Theatre. It follows her award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Starring Dolan and directed by John Hogarth, The B*easts explores how far one mother will go to give her child what she wants. *Such* clever writing & stellar performance (of course)…

BushGreen Live Events Jan-Apr 2018

Want more from your theatre trip? Join us for free post-show Q&As, panel discussions and informal theatre chats this season. These live events will aim to provide you, and especially solo attenders, the chance to find meaning through conversation and reflection upon our work. We will ask big questions about the world now: from the nuance of…