Mixing get-on-the-dance-floor music, rap and spoken word, 'Love Songs' explores the personal and political puzzles of our love lives through the autobiographical poems of a hopeless romantic.

It is classic tale of classroom crushes and awkward bedroom encounters – a cautionary guidebook on how to navigate the millennial dating scene – and 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 Adele, Queen B to Busted, and Marvin Gaye to Janelle Monáe, Love Songs hopes to be something that’s all too relatable, but just a little bit different.

Why? Because ultimately, this is a story about learning to love yourself.

Developed through the Soho Writer’s Lab 2018 and supported by Camden People’s Theatre, Arts Council England and Chinese Arts Now. Shortlisted for two Edinburgh Comedy Awards and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award.


Written and Performed by

Alissa Anne Jeun Yi

Produced by

Tanya Agarwal

Directed by

Anna Jeary & Qasim Salam

Dramaturgy by

Jules Haworth, Olly Hawes, Rohan Perumatantri & Nikhil Vyas

Choreographed by

Ellis-Anne Dunmall

Photography by

Katt Webster


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