Hyem (yem, hjem, home)


by Philip Correia

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.

A runner up in the Papatango New Writing Prize HYEM (yem, hjem, home) is a play about belonging, broken families and finding somewhere safe in a world about to go to war.

"This debut play yammers with natural ability... I reckon that we are going to be hear a lot more from Correia, clearly a talent to watch."

Hyem is Philip's debut play. A member of the Orange Tree Writer's Collective and Papatango Prize runner up, Philip has had rehearsed readings at NT Studio & Live! Newcastle. He is best known for his acting work at the NT, in the west end, regionally and on screen.