Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 May 2018


At Camden People's Theatre
Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 May

At Shoreditch Town Hall
Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 May

At Battersea Arts Centre
Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 May

At The Albany
Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 May

At The Bush Theatre
Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 May




£12.50 (full price); £10 (concessions)


Theatre & Performance


The Ditch


“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 on a true story, Yvette is a one woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.

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

Winner, Young Harts Writing Fest Audience Favourite 2017, Kings Head Theatre Stella Wilkie Award 2017, The East15 Pulse Award 2017.

Yvette is playing in London for 2.5 weeks across five leading London venues; Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Albany and Bush Theatre.

The Stage

“a winning and poignant work. It’s sad and defiant, laced with humour and music.”

Creative team
Written & Performed by

Urielle Klein-Mekongo

Directed by

Gbolahan Obisesan

Original Production Directed by

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Meriel Hinsching

Set & Costume Design by

Giorgia Joseph

Lighting Design by

Azusa Ono

Produced by

China Plate

Commissioned by

Bernie Grant Arts Centre
In Association with Hull 2017

Yvette was first developed at East 15’s Debut Festival, a pioneering and unique event dedicated to the staging of new plays written and directed as well as performed by graduating students on the acclaimed ‘CT course’ (BA in Acting and Contemporary Theatre) developed and led by Uri Roodner.

Original poster design by Ed Theakston

Production images by Kaya Stanley-Money

Production Images

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