Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer) A Ten Tonne Sparrow Production

Performing Arts Moving Parts

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th performances postponed
tickets will be valid for rescheduled dates

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A bonkers comedy lecture about love songs

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...)''

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

  • Reviews:

    “Tom Hogan and Bonnie Leigh-Dodds are side-splittingly funny in their hunt for the perfect love song” ★★★★ ½

    - The Age
  • Event Details
    Date & Times:
    Thursday 15 July 2021, 7.30pm
    Friday 16 July 2021, 7.30pm (POSTPONED)
    Saturday 17 July 2021, 7.30pm (POSTPONED)

    Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 03 8606 4200 or in-person at our reception office (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm).

    Full $45
    Conc $40
    Under 30 $40
    Group (+6) $30
    CoPP Local $30 (CoPP Local Ticket only available on Opening Night)

    Running Time:
    75 mins, no interval
    Gasworks Theatre
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Mild coarse language, mild sexual references
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  • Credits
    Lighting Designer: Emma Lockhard-Wilson, Stage Manager: Madeleine Lapstun
    Tom Hogan and Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
    Nick Mckk