Yvette

by Urielle Klein-Mekongo
China Plate and Bush Theatre present
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Until 04 Jun
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, hello kitty underwear, and her personal battle with body hair. She wants to make us laugh – she’s good at it. She wants to tell us something, but she daren’t let it out.

In a performance that is equal parts hilarious and powerfully moving, the award-winning Urielle Klein-Mekongo mixes spoken-word, garage remixes and vibrant original songs to tell the story of a young girl navigating her teens.

Don’t miss this “winning and poignant” (The Stage) play set to the sounds of the early noughties. Commissioned by Bernie Grant Arts Centre in association with Hull 2017.

“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.

Please click here for Yvette Trigger Warnings.

Times & Prices

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Details

Dates

24 May - 04 JuneFrom £15

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Adult: From £15
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £12.50
  • Disabled: From £12.50
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £12.50
  • Wheelchair User: From £12.50
  • Senior Citizens: From £15

Saturday Matinees

25 May and 1 JuneFrom £15

  • Adult: From £15
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £12.50
  • Disabled: From £12.50
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £12.50
  • Wheelchair User: From £12.50
  • Senior Citizens: From £15
Running time approx 55 minutes

Performed in

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Ticket info

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Post-Show Q&A: Tue 21 May

Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of Yvette after the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.

Coming into Womanhood Post-Show Panel: Sat 25 May

A discussion about growing up as a young black woman.

Self-care Workshop: Fri 31 May

Join Urielle Klein-Mekongo and World of Self Care founder Georgia Dodsworth, for a workshop on self-appreciation.

Access details

Captioned Performance

Thu 30 May 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance

Sat 01 June 2.30pm

Age Guidance

14+


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"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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Such a powerful, important & emotive show from @Urielle_KM - you are amazing!😭✨ the show & post show was inspiratio… https://t.co/FwkQvIKF54
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21 May
#YvetteThePlay presented by @YourOldChina and @bushtheatre is a superb one woman show by @Urielle_KM that ignites t… https://t.co/0gobMbvwZE
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20 May
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