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Love Songs (Trip Hazards presents Alissa Anne Jeun Yi)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

‘Love Songs’ is the true story of Alissa Anne Jeun Yi’s quest to find love, and this animated and eccentric one-woman show immediately hooks you in. Relatable and uplifting, she involves the audience throughout, getting them to embody the other people in her life. The evocative storytelling is complimented by her natural flair for comic timing. But although the writing is engaging, there wasn’t always a clear distinction between verse and monologue, and I wish there could have been more commitment to poetic form. However, this heart-warming piece sincerely explores significant moments, from cringeworthy crushes to the more harrowing moments in life, shining a light on the problems faced by many women when entering the world of sex and love.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]