NorthSEE Theatre in association with Theatre503 presents


(yem, hjem, home)

World Premiere

Written by Philip Correia
Directed by Jonny Kelly
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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.


With a more relaxed view of Front of House etiquette, these performances are tailored to be sensitive to and celebrating of a diverse range of audiences. House lights are left on, our auditorium door is left open for you to come and go as you please, and technical changes may be made where necessary to the production’s sound and lighting.

13 SEP, 12:00: PARENT & BABY

A chance for mums and dads to break away from the newborn baby routine and do something grown-up; without the need to hire a babysitter! Book an adult ticket and your babe in arms goes free.

20 SEP, 15:00: CHILLED

For anyone who finds it difficult to sit and enjoy live performance in a standard theatre environment. Please note that Theatre503 is still, unfortunately, only accessible by stair. Please contact if you require further access information.

N.B. Audiences should note that Hyem contains strong language, explicit verbal references to sexual behaviour and scenes where the cast talk in raised voices for sustained periods of time.

Philip Correia

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.


Artistic Team
Philip Correia
Jonny Kelly
Jasmine Swan
Emma Murton
Lighting Designer
Peter Harrison
Sound Designer
Richard Bell
Stage Manager
Tomos Derrick
Patrick Driver
Charlie Hardwick
Ryan Nolan
Aimee Kelly
Joe Blakemore
Sarah Balfour
"Visceral [and] heart felt" - A Younger Theatre
Posted on 17 September 2017

"Theatre 503’s championing of new writers has paid off once again. Visceral, heart felt, and with flashes of true originality, Philip Correia’s HYEM (yem, hjem, home) knocks your socks off."

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★★★★ The Independent
Posted on 12 September 2017

"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."

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★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
Posted on 5 September 2017

"A fascinating play, keeping the audience engrossed ... with it's quick wit and break neck speed dialogue."

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"vivid and warm-hearted" - The Stage
Posted on 5 September 2017

"Philip Correia's debut play is a funny and fractious... portrait of a found family"

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★★★★ Broadway World
Posted on 5 September 2017

"A brilliant exploration of how public opinion and rumours lead to an easy path of grief, guilt and delusion, Correia's piece challenges morality and leaves his audiences questioning."

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★★★★ LondonTheatre1
Posted on 5 September 2017

"Hyem is Philip Correia’s debut play and a fine one it is. It’s a superb black comedy which at times has overtones of Joe Orton mixed in with John Godber’s brand of northern humour"

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Posted on 22 August 2017

Actress Charlie Hardwick talks about life after Emmerdale...

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INSIDE SOAP - 'Blast From The Past'
Posted on 22 August 2017

"No place like Hyem: Charlie is back on the stage."

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