Dundee Rep’s hit musical No Love Songs set for London transfer

No Love Songs original production photo
No Love Songs (L-R) John McLarnon and Dawn Sievewright. Photo Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Dundee Rep Theatre will bring its acclaimed production No Love Songs to Southwark Playhouse Elephant in London.

The London run is scheduled from Tuesday, 4 June to Saturday, 15 June 2024.

Anna Russell Martin joins the cast as Lana, opposite John McLaron who is reprising the role of Jessie.

The musical is a collaboration between Kyle Falconer, the lead vocalist of the Mercury Prize-nominated Scottish indie band The View, and his partner Laura Wilde. The duo co-wrote the musical with Johnny McKnight. No Love Songs incorporates hit music from Falconer’s 2021 solo album, No Love Songs For Laura, featuring popular tracks like Stress Ball and Mother.

No Love Songs is described as a gig-theatre musical that delves into the personal story of love and new parenthood, addressing the complex topic of post-natal depression. It follows the journey of Lana and Jessie as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their new roles as parents.

Kyle Falconer and Laura Wilde said: “We always aimed to get No Love Songs to a wider audience but knowing that it’s officially going to showcase in London is such an incredible feeling!

“We have had a lot of people messaging us from the area asking when it would be coming closer to them so we are honestly so pleased and can’t wait to get the audience feedback – we just know you’re going to love it!”

The production is co-directed by Dundee Rep’s Artistic Director, Andrew Panton, and Associate Director Tashi Gore telling a personal story of love and new parenthood, dealing with the subject of post-natal depression. This original new musical follows Lana and Jessie as they learn to navigate the unique challenges of their new lives as parents.

Andrew Panton, Dundee Rep’s Artistic Director, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing No Love Songs to Southwark Playhouse this summer. Watching the impact the story had at the Edinburgh Festival was thrilling and we look forward to the show meeting new audiences in London before international touring”

For those interested, tickets are available at southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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