China Plate presents


A one woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret


Run time: 60 minutes

Age: 14+

Content warnings: Yvette explores sexual abuse, including scenes of, and references, to the emotional and sexual abuse of a child. It portrays themes of colourism, including a scene of suggested skin bleaching, and also depicts bullying in a school environment.

A young woman dressed in a school uniform, holding onto a swing, and looking away from the camera.

The Stage

4 stars

Ed Fest Mag

5 stars

The Fringe Review

5 stars

"It’s sad and defiant, laced with humour and music."

The Stage

A young woman dressed in a school uniform holding a microphone to her mouth singing.


By Urielle Klein-Mekongo

Written by Urielle Klein-Mekongo

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.

Support from British Council, Goethe-Institut London, Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Photo © Helen Murray

Creative Team

A young woman with long braided hair, looking directly at the camera.

Urielle Klein-Mekongo

An award-winning writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter and performer.

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  • Writer & Performer | Urielle Klein-Mekongo
  • Original Music & Lyrics | Urielle Klein-Mekongo
  • Director | Gbolahan Obisesan
  • Director (Original Production) | Rebecca Atkinson-Lord & Meriel Hinsching
  • Set & Costume Designer | Giorgia Lee Joseph
  • Lighting Designer | Azusa Ono
  • Filmmaker | Rachel Bunce
  • Producer | China Plate

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