“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.”
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.
Urielle Klein-Mekongo's solo show uses UK garage to tell a bittersweet coming of age story
Teen spirit in all its angst and loathing
It is a committed performance; there is a lot of variety from just one performer: rap, song, dance, acting each character distinctly.
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