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Quarter Life Crisis (Yolanda Mercy and Gemma Lloyd in association with Underbelly Untapped)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

What really happens when your young person’s railcard expires, and where does that leave you in the world? Well, a lot poorer for starters, but for Alicia, it marked an official entry into ‘adulthood’ – a passage of life she’s been desperately trying to dodge. And then there’s the endless swiping and Tinder matches – the incessant ‘pings’ that are a constant source of distraction. Her highly amusing anecdotes explore the confusion millennials face, alongside more personal stories. Sharing her pride over her Nigerian heritage, Mercy also looks into the expectations passed down from previous generations. Melding spoken word throughout, this authentic performance manages to be genuinely moving, comical and particularly easy to relate to if you’re turning 26.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Amy Bonar]