Runtime: 0h 50m
Yolanda Mercy’s semi-autobiographical solo show was a hit at Edinburgh a couple of years back and now takes over the stage at the Bridge. Mercy definitely has the personality and comic nouse to fill it with a piece which explores the life and times of Alicia, a young woman of Nigerian heritage who looks around at her friends and family and realises that she may be off track. Should she be worried that her main concern is whether she can keep her Young Person’s Railcard? A fresh and funny account of millennial angst and fear at not being a fully-fledged adult even as you hit your quarter century.
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 and spoken word.