Join Tom and Bonnie on the ultimate quest to find the perfect love song. Part comedy show and part performance, the critically acclaimed and utterly charming Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer) will take you on a joyous ride through contemporary politics, philosophy and wicked dance moves, one pop song at a time.
Tom Hogan and Bonnie Leigh-Dodds are side-splittingly funny in their hunt for the perfect love song... ★★★★½
In 2013, after 17 years of being on air, late night radio legend, Richard Mercer, left his final Love Song Dedication. Now, two brave friends attempt to fill the void that ‘The Love God’ left behind.
Join Bonnie and Tom on their quest to find the perfect love song. After listening to literally thousands of dedications this hilarious duo are neck deep in the challenge. They seriously need your help. It’s going to take all night! Actually, only about 70 minutes. You’ll laugh, you might cry. And your heart will soar (secretly) at all those half-forgotten songs you’re ashamed to know the lyrics to.
Part comedy show and part performance, the critically acclaimed and utterly charming Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer) will take you on a joyous ride through contemporary politics, philosophy and wicked dance moves, one pop song at a time. In a world of post-truths, pandemics, ironic memes and anti-social media, this highly intelligent and warm-hearted show is the ultimate therapeutic experience. Irony will be truly dead, and only one question will hang in the air: “What is love? (…Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more...)''
"One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see!” Alt Media
"The show is hilarious, surprisingly touching and very fast paced..." Sydney Arts Guide
"A bonkers and exhilarating romp through the highs and lows of '80s and '90s power ballads, elevator music and hideously awkward encounters with matters of the heart." Sydney Morning Herald
"Hogan and Leigh-Dodds are intelligent and effervescent, both youthful specimens, full of beans and big ideas..." SuzyGoesSee
"Funny and spirited, it will melt the inhibitions of even the most cynical." The Buzz from Syd
''... audiences comment and cheer; we turn to strangers and smile at each other and laugh together on our way out of the venue, strangers no more." Sydney Arts Guide
Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS | Land of the Muwinina people
27 – 29 May | BOOK NOW
Burnie Arts & Function Centre, TAS | Land of the Palawa people
1 June | BOOK NOW
Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, VIC | Land of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung & Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples
16 June | BOOK NOW
Geelong Arts Centre, VIC | Land of the Wathaurong (Wadawarrung) people
18 - 19 June (rescheduled dates) | BOOK NOW
Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC | Land of the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung peoples
23 June | BOOK NOW
Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading, VIC | Land of the Wurundjeri-Balluk people
25 – 26 June | BOOK NOW
The Wedge, Sale, VIC | Land of the Gunaikurnai people
29 June | BOOK NOW
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon, VIC | Land of the Braiakaulung people
3 July | BOOK NOW
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, VIC | Land of the Gunaikurnai people
6 July | BOOK NOW
Swan Hill Town Hall, VIC | Land of the Wamba Wamba people 10 July | BOOK NOW
Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC | Land of the Gunditjmara people
13 July | BOOK NOW
Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, VIC | Land of the Yaluk-ut Weelam people
15 – 17 July | BOOK NOW
April - July 2021
Created and performed by Tom Hogan and Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
Lighting Designer Emma Lockhard-Wilson
Stage Manager Madeleine Lapstun
If you are interested in touring get in contact!
Arts on Tour
280 381 880