First Glimpse of… HYEM, Theatre503

Production images have been released for the world premiere production of Philip Correia’s new play that is now in previews at Theatre503. 

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Charlie Hardwick and Patrick Driver (c)Nick Rutter. 

Everyone says Mick and Sylv’s is dangerous. So why does Dummey feel it’s so much like home?

Young Alan “Dummey” Dummett doesn’t fit in. He lives on the Fountain Park Estate, Northumberland, voted the second worst estate to live in Britain 1992. It doesn’t even have a fountain. Or a park.

His school…the Police…even his parents don’t want him. Nobody does.

Until he meets Mick and Sylv.

Dummey’s found a new home but one with consequences he could never imagine.

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(c) Nick Rutter. 

Premiering at the Theatre503 before transferring to Northern Stage in Newcastle in October, HYEM is a play which examines belonging, broken families and finding somewhere safe in a world about to go to war.

It is the debut play from Philip Correia, who is best known for his work as an actor with the National Theatre,  on the West End, regionally and on screen. He was a member of the Orange Tree Writer’s Collective 2015/16. HYEM (yem, hjem, home) was a runner up in the 2015 Papatango Prize.

HYEM, Patrick Driver and Ryan Nolan, Theatre503, photos by Nick Rutter
Patrick Driver and Ryan Nolan. (c) Nick Rutter. 

The production stars Charlie Hardwick, Patrick Driver, Ryan Nolan, Aimee Kelly, Joe Blakemore and Sarah Balfour and is directed by Jonny Kelly.

Talking about the play Philip Correia said: “We’ve grown so accustomed to the message of division, we’ve forgotten how to imagine change. We can alter our narrative through inclusion and community. That’s the story of HYEM (yem, hjem, home). This play is about home. It’s about overcoming isolation and laughter and people.”

HYEM will feature set and costume designs by Jasmine Swan, lighting by Peter Harrison and sound by Richard Bell.

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Aimee Kelly. (c) Nick Rutter. 

HYEM continues to play at Theatre503 until the 30th September. For more information and to book tickets visit:




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