Yolanda Mercy 

Writer and Performer

"a new kind of triple threat performer: superb as a poet, playwright and actor"


Broadway Baby

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019 shortlist for Quarter Life Crisis

BFI Network and BAFTA Crew cohort 2018/19

Underbelly Untapped Award Winner 2017

Yolanda Mercy is a London based Writer and Performer for stage, screen and audio who works nationally and internationally. Over the past 2 years she has worked on projects in 8 countries and across 3 continents.

Trained at the Brit School, Laban and Central School of Speech and Drama. She was named Artist to Watch by the British Council, part of the BBC Writersroom and her writing has featured in Huffington Post. Yolanda is a published author with Oberon Books for her award winning play Quarter Life Crisis.


Her ★★★★★ productions have been described as "relatable, funny and very honest". Comedy, spoken word, music and audience participation are the key ingredients that make up her unforgettable shows.

Yolanda's attributes has resulted in national and international interviews on platforms such as BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends, CNN, BBC Breakfast News and Today Tix. In addition she has featured on and chaired numerous panel discussions.

Her passion for the arts has resulted in Yolanda being invited to join the board for The Creative Society and previously National Youth Arts Trust