Quarter Life Crisis
15 Saturday 15th April

Quarter Life Crisis

Oval House Theatre

52-54 Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SW

Price: Not available
Starts: Thu 13th Apr
Ends: Sat 15th Apr

Following the success of her debut solo show On The Edge of Me, Ovalhouse’s Associate Artist Yolanda Mercy returns with a coming of age comedy about growing up and being totally unprepared for the inevitability of entering adulthood.

Featuring live music, audience participation and a special guest from the local community, this is a relatable, funny and moving exploration of what it means to grow up in 21st Century Britain.

Quarter Life Crisis presents an upbeat take on the millennial phenomenon of big dreams, no cash, going viral, YouTube tutorials, having numerous zero-hour contracts, surrendering the 16–25 railcard and trying desperately to cheat adulthood.

Join Alicia who is living in soon-to-be post-Brexit London. She is realising that even though she is second-generation Nigerian, her routes and stories from the past can help her navigate through everchanging London. Help Alicia find a new way for her to live.

Yolanda Mercy comments, I am interested in making work which reacts to the world we inhabit. I love creating work that doesn’t just have an impact for the hour that we are in the theatre, but resonates beyond that. I place this world on stage with live music, words and an audience who I hope feel comfortable enough to want to interact with the piece… then talk about it after the show…and even a week, month, or year later.

In addition to the run at Ovalhouse, Yolanda Mercy will perform a double bill of Quarter Life Crisis and On The Edge of Me at Vault Festival from 11th February 2017; On The Edge of Me at Vault Festival on 12th February 2017; and Quarter Life Crisis at Arc Stockton on 12th April 2017.

Quarter Life Crisis is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Ovalhouse Theatre and Arc Stockton. Mentored by Third Angel.




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