An eccentric mix of get-on-the-dance-floor music, comedy, rap and spoken word weave a coming-of-age story that is both hilarious and heart breaking in equal measure.
Using all the love poems I've written over the years, Love Songs is a coming-of-age story exploring themes of sexual awakening, sexual assault and the hyper sexualisation of Asian women. It's about empowerment, refusing to be a victim and learning to finally be comfortable in your mixed-race skin.
Shortlisted for the Asian Arts Comedy Award and the BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award, and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award (Soho Theatre). Love Songs debuted at Underbelly 2018, before transferring to Soho Theatre and Camden People's Theatre. It is due to tour in 2019.
Generously supported by Camden People's Theatre, Arts Council England and Chinese Arts Now. Developed through the Soho Writers' Lab 2018 and Soho Edinburgh Lab 2018.
Created to raise money for Rights of Women - you can read more about our partnership here.
Written & Performed by Alissa Anne Jeun Yi
Directed by Anna Jeary, with help from Qasim Salam & Ellis-Anne Dunmall
Dramaturgy by Jules Haworth (Soho Theatre), Olly Hawes, Rohan Perumatantri & Nikhil Vyas
Produced by Tanya Agarwal, with help from Mia Lewis & Nikhil Vyas
Photography by Katt Webster