After a sell-out season at Melbourne Fringe this devised work promises a night of reassurance, full of songs you are ashamed you know the lyrics to. In a world of post-truths, ironic memes, anti-social media, Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer) offers the ultimate therapeutic playlist. 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...)“
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, Richard Mercer left his final Love Song Dedication. It was Trisha Yearwood’s 'How Do I Live (Without You)?' Now, two friends attempt to fill the void that the ''Love God'' left behind.
After listening to literally thousands of dedications, as well as too many earnest songs about unrequited love and the greatest love of all, Bonnie and Tom are neck-deep in their quest to find the perfect love song... erm, objectively.
There Can Be Only One.
"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
Created by Tom Hogan & Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
Lighting Designer Emma Lockhard-Wilson
Sound, Set + Choreography Tom Hogan & Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
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