Yvette

Yvette

'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.'

“The return of Urielle Klein-Mekongo’s much liked one-woman show about thirteen-year-old Evie who is growing up in Neasden with her demanding mum and trying to navigate the pleasures and perils of being a teenager. There is plenty to enjoy in the piece’s insights into adolescent anxieties, but beneath the humour there is sadness and anger as Yvette lets us into the secret that has so deeply affected her.”

Overview

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 on 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.

Critic reviews

Urielle Klein-Mekongo's solo show uses UK garage to tell a bittersweet coming of age story

Time Out

Teen spirit in all its angst and loathing

Evening Standard

It is a committed performance; there is a lot of variety from just one performer: rap, song, dance, acting each character distinctly.

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 14 May - Tue 4 Jun, 2.45pm & 7.45pm
Runtime: 55 mins

Venue

7 Uxbridge Road London W12 8LJ London, UK · Get Directions

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