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Competition: Win tickets and play text for Hyem (Yem, Hjem, Home) at Theatre503

The cast of Hyem at Theatre503, London. Photo: Nick Rutter The cast of Hyem at Theatre503, London. Photo: Nick Rutter
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Hyem – Noun; place of family, sanctuary and comfort;
Adverb: “I’m gannin’ hyem” – I’m going home.
(Geordie/Old English/Scandinavian)

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.

To win a pair of tickets to Hyem at Theatre503 as well as a copy of the play text, go to www.thestage.co.uk/competitions and enter your details and put HYEM in the code box. Entries close at midnight on September 17.

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