On The Edge of Me is a solo dark comedy about the life of recent graduate, Remi, who confronts life as she knows it. The performances fuses storytelling, poetry, live music and audience participation to explore the themes of graduate blues, love, anxiety, unemployment and mental health.
“It’s a very familiar situation for a millennial crowd, and Mercy is so keen to talk about modern life and mental health with such honesty and warmth that you can’t help but leave this possibly pessimistic tale feeling optimistic.”
Oscar Balfour, ★★★★
“Brilliant, poignant and touching.’” International Youth Arts Festival Review
Exploring survival in the most fiercely competitive job market of all time, this piece is based on real-life testimony. Experience a play where the voice of one actress echoes the struggles of an entire generation of people facing unemployment, anxiety and depression.
Written and performed by Yolanda Mercy, live music by Alex Leith, Directed by Jade Lewis, Produced by Gemma Lloyd and Dramaturgy by Jules Haworth. Supported by Arts Council England and O2 Think Big.
Venue access details: Trinity Centre
Why is this part of Doing Things Differently?
This one woman play, developed by Soho Theatre with groups of young women, explores unemployment, mental health and self worth. The play offers a platform to explore a range of resonant questions for today, with the express intention of changing people’s lives.