No Love Songs

Musicals and Opera (new writing, musical theatre)

  • Traverse Theatre - Traverse 2
  • 18:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Dundee Rep Theatre in association with Traverse Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A new gig-theatre show featuring songs by Kyle Falconer of The View. Inspired by real-life experiences of Kyle and Laura, the story follows two new parents grappling with the challenges of parenthood and weight of postnatal depression. Through a powerful blend of music, tears, and laughter, the audience is taken on a heartfelt journey as they navigate the ups and downs of their new life. Songs from Kyle's second solo album are reimagined live on stage in this urgent new musical, with book by Laura Wilde and Johnny McKnight, directed by Andrew Panton and Tashi Gore.

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  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Julie Phillips 33 days ago

Gave this 5*. Difficult and emotional issues sympathetically dealt with. Two very talented actors and singers guided the audience through. Very well done.

Lynne Mackay 38 days ago

A raw and emotional portrayal of a woman’s battle with post natal depression. It’s great to see such an honest representation of the struggles woman can go through with regards to their reproductive health. This show is an emotional roller coaster, but well worth the journey. And the cast were perfect in their roles. 5 stars from me.

Robin Bold 46 days ago

A sweet show, ... But yet another round of heterosexual-normative tales of falling in love, the challenges of 'baby's vrs work and depression... Urghh!!! Please can we have more diversity in our story telling from the Traverse... Urgh !!

I don't need drag dads with rainbow shows and 10 adopted, mixed sperm test tubes surrogacy babies but for goodness sake, please scrape the barrel clear of same old same old safe tales. 3/10

Sean Davis 49 days ago

No Love Songs (***)
Two musicians fall in love, and then deal with the events of family life with the added pressure of his touring. My hearing really hindered my understanding of the lyrics of the many songs. The play does a really good job of describing the effects of post partum depression, but others agreed that the scene where he returns leaves the audience with an inaccurate impression that really disrupts the story when it is corrected later. I should note that many others that I polled gave it five stars, but two women gave it only three stars.

This is the 14th most enjoyable of the 28 shows I have seen so far at the Fringe this year. I hope to see almost 200. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

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Across The Arts (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

A highly entertaining production.

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North West End UK (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

It’s a perfect thing.

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 36 days ago

Dawn Sievewright plays Lana and John McLarnon plays Jessie. They work beautifully together; their voices are a soulful pairing.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

Hopeful, empowering and realistic tale of modern romance.

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The Stage (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

Easy, infectious energy.

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Lost In Theatreland (3/5 stars) 46 days ago

The scene of Lanna giving birth is by far the best depiction of childbirth I have seen in theatre or film. The humour is top-notch throughout the show and helps take the tension off the heavy topic of postnatal depression.

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The List (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Kyle Falconer and Laura Wilde create a heartening and insightful story of young love and postnatal depression.

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