EDINBURGH FRINGE 2018
An eccentric mix of get-on-the-dance-floor music, rap and spoken word weave a coming-of-age story that is both hilarious and heart breaking in equal measure.
Love Songs explores the personal and political puzzles of our love lives through the autobiographical poems of a hopeless romantic. It is a classic tale of classroom crushes and awkward bedroom encounters – a cautionary guidebook on how to navigate the millennial dating scene – a glimpse under the covers at our deepest desires and the all-consuming fear of ending up alone. Enlisting the help of everyone from the audience to Elvis, Queen B to Bublé, and Macy Gray to Marvin Gaye, Love Songs hopes to be something that’s surprisingly relatable, but just a little bit different.
Why? Because ultimately, this is the story about the one.
Developed through the Soho Writer's Lab 2018 and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award.
16+ Explores adult themes and sexual violence.
what people say
★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ The Wee Review
"Genuinely moving...with a surprising amount of joy and a real call to action"
"A welcome twist on a genre that all too often excludes non-white women"
"Thrilling, funny, honest, heartbreaking and empowering all in one hilarious and healing show"
A "sweet, celebratory show" with "quiet, gut-churning power"
LONDON 22-26 JAN / CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE
Writer & Performer Alissa Anne Jeun Yi
Produced by Tanya Agarwal & Mia Lewis
Directed by Anna Jeary & Qasim Salam
Dramaturgy by Jules Haworth, Olly Hawes,
Rohan Perumatantri & Nikhil Vyas
Choreography by Ellis-Anne Dunmall
Photography by Katt Webster
With support from:
Go Think Big, Camden People's Theatre, Arts Council England, Chinese Arts Now, Soho Theatre.