Quarter Life Crisis

7 October - 17 October 2020 Choose Dates & Book

After a sell out performance in 2017, Yolanda Mercy is back with her hit theatre and radio show Quarter Life Crisis.

Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard.

What does it mean to be an adult and when do you become one?

Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive basslines and spoken word.

Winner: Underbelly Untapped Award

Featured: British Council Artist to Watch list

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Ticket prices
£29.50, £22.50, £15, £10
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Length
Approx 50mins, no interval

Play text
Can be ordered here

Please note the show includes songs with explicit language

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Cast

Yolanda Mercy
Yolanda Mercy

London based writer and performer Yolanda Mercy’s first play was On the Edge of Me presented at Soho Theatre where she is currently on attachment (as a Soho Six).  Earlier this year saw her television writing debut with BBW, a comedy drama for Channel 4 as part of their BAFTA nominated anthology – On the Edge.  She is a published author with Oberon Books for Quarter Life Crisis.

August 2020

Creatives

Yolanda Mercy
Writer
Yolanda Mercy

London based writer and performer Yolanda Mercy’s first play was On the Edge of Me presented at Soho Theatre where she is currently on attachment (as a Soho Six).  Earlier this year saw her television writing debut with BBW, a comedy drama for Channel 4 as part of their BAFTA nominated anthology – On the Edge.  She is a published author with Oberon Books for Quarter Life Crisis.

August 2020

Director
Jade Lewis

Jade Lewis is a writer and director.  Her theatre credits include Astro Babies at Ovalhouse which she wrote and directed.  Her directing credits include Superhoe at the Royal Court Theatre and the Brighton Festival, Extinguished Things at Summerhall Festival, Quarter Life Crisis which played at Underbelly, Soho Theatre and internationally as well as On The Edge of Me which toured nationally.  Her Resident Director credits include Nine Night at National Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.  Lewis was a Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director at the Young Vic, Creative Associate at The Gate Theatre and one of Ovalhouse’s Emerging Artist team.  She has also directed and assisted on community projects for Southwark Playhouse, Southbank Centre, Company 3 and the Young Vic. In 2019 Lewis was nominated for Best Director at the Stage Debut Awards for her work on Superhoe.

August 2020

Dramaturg
Jules Haworth
Poster Photograph
The Other Richard
Poster Design
Rebecca Pitt