Love Song Dedications
Winter Escape Season

Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)

A Ten Tonne Sparrow Production | Winter Escape Season

Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)

This event has been rescheduled to Friday 18 & Saturday 19 June, 2021 - due to the nature of the industry certain performances outside of current lockdown dates have been affected.

Tickets for the Friday 4 & Saturday 5 June, 2021 performances will be valid for these new dates (subject to health advice and government capacity restrictions). All ticket holders have been emailed with an update.

If you find the new date is not suitable and would prefer a refund for your tickets please email and include your order/booking reference number. We will refund to the credit card that was used to purchase the original tickets.

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...)''

Contains mild coarse language and mild sexual references.


  • Created and Performed by Tom Hogan and Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
  • Lighting Designer Emma Lockhard-Wilson
  • Stage Manager Madeleine Lapstun
  • Image Nick Mckk

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

We have implemented a range of health, hygiene and physical distancing measures, in line with government guidelines. These measures include:

  • The wearing of face masks is mandatory across all Geelong Arts Centre venues
  • Hand sanitiser is available at hygiene stations in foyers and outside lifts and stairs
  • Capacity signage throughout venue and studios to promote physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning of all facilities
  • Disinfection of seating and touchpoints before each performance
  • Increased cleaning of foyer spaces and handrails
  • Increased cleaning of bathrooms
  • Sneeze guards at point of sale
  • Foyer seating arranged to ensure 1.5m distancing
  • Decreased capacities in theatres and foyers
  • Staggered audience entry and exit in venues
  • Physical distancing markers at queuing areas such as Food and Beverage outlets and Box Office
  • Staff monitoring traffic flow and distancing


Ticket prices

  • Full Price $49
  • Concession $44
  • Senior $47
  • Student 16+ Full Time $44
  • Child Under 16 $32


Studio 4


75 minutes, no interval.

Post Show Q+A

Sat 19 June following the 7:30pm performance