YARNS FROM HYEM
Yarns From Hyem is our touring production of 4 short plays. This talent development strand was created to remove barriers to theatre and careers in the arts. The plays are written, performed, produced and directed by North East artists and the relatable production is toured to communities in the region, particularly those in disadvantaged areas. Our pilot production of Yarns From Hyem toured North East community and theatre venues in November 2021, supported by Arts Council England.
TOURING 4 SHORT PLAYS
In 2021, we toured a collection of four hilarious and moving short plays to community and theatre venues across the region.
The plays by both emerging and critically acclaimed writers explored the themes of love and loss.
Barbara Williams' play, Pupil Premium, was selected from an open call-out for a new writer to have their work professionally produced for the first time. Barbara's play was a huge success alongside outstanding work from established North East writers Alex Oates, Elijah Young and Julia Darling.
Find out more about the 2021 Yarns From Hyem plays below...
BY JULIA DARLING
Davina is in no mood for visitors when Bobby invites himself in, bringing with him a hoover and more questions than Davina has answers. But they have more in common than they first thought.
Harriet Ghost & Micky McGregor
A MEMORY FOR FORGETTING
BY ALEX OATES
Fliss from the Meadow Well Estate takes on the UK Memory Championship... but it canbe tough when you’re practicing to remember and there’s things you’d rather forget.
Michaela Forbes & Sarah Balfour
BY ELIJAH YOUNG
A story of two siblings who appear to be very close but eventually cracks start to show.Instead of brushing them under the carpet, they choose to face the problems of their past.
Hannah Marie Davis & Sam Stafford
BY BARBARA WILLIAMS
A-star Alex has huge potential but what happens to his younger sisters if he goes to university? What happens to him if he stays? And does careers advisor Alan have ulterior motives?
Sam Stafford & Paul Joseph
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