China Plate presents


By Urielle Klein-Mekongo

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





China Plate presents 


By Urielle Klein-Mekongo

Commissioned by Bernie Grant Arts Centre

In Association with Hull 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.

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

We'll be directing people to make online donations for Rape Crisis UK after each performance. For more information on how to donate visit their website:

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“Doesn’t just hit you in the heart but also pulls fire up into your belly…It’s a beautifully crafted piece of writing" - The Fringe Review


“An emotional and poignant piece of artistry…" - Ed Fest Mag


“Yvette is a winning and poignant work...It’s sad and defiant, laced with humour and music.” - The Stage


“Writer and performer Urielle Klein-Mekongo is utterly compelling…" - Theatre Bubble


“Urielle Klein-Mekongo is a bold and talented performer. With Yvette she has tackled important issues with heart and passion." -The Wee Reviews

Creative Team

Writer / Performer | Urielle Klein-Mekongo

Directed by Gbolahan Obisesan

Original Production directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord & Meriel Hinsching

Set & Costume Design by Giorgia Joseph

Lighting Design by Azusa Ono

Produced by China Plate

With huge thanks to Jesse Briton

Booking Now

14th May 2019 - 4th Jun 2019Bush Theatre, London  
6th Jun 2019 - 8th Jun 2019Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester