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.
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...)”
Created by Tom Hogan & Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
A new work by Ten Tonne Sparrow
Season: 18 - 28 July//PREVIEW:18th July
Time: Wednesday-Saturday 7pm ^
Venue: PACT, 107 Railway Pde Erskineville
Tickets: $30*full/$25* concession/preview $20*
^ Latecomers will be able to enter the theatre during the first 7 minutes of Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer). After that there is a total lock out and no latecomers will be admitted for the duration of the performance. Patrons are advise to arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7pm start time.
Ten Tonne Sparrow is a performance company created by independent multi-disciplinary artists Tom Hogan, Joe Lui, Bonnie Leigh-Dodds and Finn O’Branagáin. We work across Australia, between Perth & Sydney, creating work that uses storytelling, pop-sociology, pop-science, history, and the sheer force of charm and exuberance to talk about the stories we tell about ourselves.
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Image Credit: Nick Mckk