Current Projects

Quarter Life Crisis is a ★★★★★ piece by Yolanda Mercy and published with Oberon Books.

Adapted for broadcast on BBC Radio 1xtra (airing 2nd April 2018).

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. Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive baselines, spoken word and audience participation.

Premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 in Association with Underbelly as part of the Underbelly Untapped Award.



Past Projects

On The Edge of Me is an Award winning ★★★★ show which was created with the support of Soho theatre, The Rich Mix and Arts Council England. This thought provoking show, was Yolanda's first production fusing live music, audience particiaption, spoken word and storytelling to explore mental health issues (Anxiety/Depression) and Graduate unemployment.

Click here to see the trailer or here for BSL version


Acting and writing credits include....

Actor Credits: On The Edge of Me (Soho Theatre and UK tour), The Street Scene (Young Vic), Bow Down (The Opera Group), The Kilburn Passion (Tricycle Theatre) and Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith).


Writer Credits: On The Edge of Me (Soho Theatre and UK tour), Divide and Rule (National Theatre Studio) and Gods of Atlantis (St James Theatre).