Yvette

by Urielle Klein-Mekongo
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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

This is a past event 21 May 2018 to 23 May 2018
"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

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Keely Augustus
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23 May
Well done to @YourOldChina and @ukleinmekongo for your touching production of #YvettePlay which I saw last night at… https://t.co/5hLSD5RZ0g
Keely Augustus
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23 May
@ukleinmekongo saw you tonight @bushtheatre and you were captivating! #yvetteplay #bushtheatre
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22 May
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22 May
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22 May
Tonight @JulezMontana88 is at @bushtheatre ready and waiting to see @ukleinmekongo #YvettePlay #ASOM - check out th… https://t.co/EUqDyNS7J3
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