Projects

Current Projects

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 baselines, spoken word and audience participation.

The production was seed commissioned by OvalHouse theatre, and supported by Arc Stockton and Third Angel. From the 3rd August, Quarter Life Crisis is being presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Association with Underbelly.

For more information click here to contact the creative team

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Past Projects

 

Soho Theatre: Soho Young Playwrights

Yolanda Mercy was selected by Soho theatre to lead their "Soho Young playwrights". This exciting project taught young people how to write their own plays and culminated with a performance at Soho Theatre, in Spring 2017.

 

Shakespeare's Globe: Taming of The Shrew

From January-March 2017 The Shakespeare Globe went into production for the "Taming of the Shrew". Yolanda was invited to join the artistic team and stage this enchanting performance.

 

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. This dark comedy has successfully played 15 dates across the UK to audiences at venues such as Soho Theatre, Derby Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Arena Theatre Wolverhampton.

Click here to see the trailer or here for BSL version

 

Acting and writing credits include....

National Theatre: Divide and Rule

Bush Theatre: His life matters

Tamasha and The Migration Museum: Lets cross over

St James theatre: Gods Of Atlantis

The Almeida Theatre: The settlers

Tricycle Theatre: The Kilburn Passion

The Young Vic: Street Scene

Arcola theatre: Used Blood junkyard

Old Vic Tunnels: The Rememberers

Lyric Hammersmith: Aladdin

The Globe theatre: A Winters Tale

Hackney Wick Studios: Young Complicite

Interchange studios: Macbeth