Writer and actor, Yolanda Mercy stars in an award-winning one woman show about becoming an adult.
Londoner Alicia is about to turn 26 years old and is struggling to navigate adulthood. From the perils of dating to managing the burden of expectations from close family members, there is a lot going on. Yolanda Mercy delivers an engaging performance that uniquely incorporates spoken word poetry. Winner of Edinburgh's 2017 Underbelly Untapped Award.
Mercy has a riddling, freeform way with words and charismatic, laidback aura that serves her well... This engaging monologue from three years ago... feels outdated in today's Covid-ridden world.'
Mercy herself is a brilliant, captivating presence, using language like paint on different brushes...But the piece wanders and never seems to delve as deeply as it could into the various themes and issues...'
...a lovingly crafted, warmly entertaining piece of work — Mercy is a delightful presence, and a joy to spend an evening with...Stories about friends and family... feel less immediately gripping.'