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Bonnie & Tom lament the long lost radio show Love Song Dedications, and in particular, the dulcet tones of Richard Mercer and his engagement with lovestruck or lovetorn individuals. His radio show ran every weeknight between 1997 and 2013 across the East Coast of Australia.

This podcast series follows Bonnie & Tom on their quest to find the voice of the Love God for their production of Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer). They want to find out exactly what made him so special... along the way, they'll talk to the experts of love songs in their city.

See the details for each episode below, or subscribe on iTunes! And while you’re at it, follow the ultimate love song playlist on Spotify

The Missing Richard Mercer podcast is made in conjunction with the theatre production, Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer), by Tom Hogan & Bonnie Leigh-Dodds.

Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)



2021 Tour - Venues, Dates & Tickets

Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS - May 27-29
Burnie Arts & Function Centre, TAS - June 1
Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, VIC - June 16
Geelong Arts Centre, VIC - June 18-19
Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC - June 23
Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading, VIC - June 25-26
The Wedge, Sale, VIC - June 29
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon, VIC - July 3
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, VIC - July 6
Swan Hill Town Hall, VIC - July 10
Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC - July 13
Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, VIC - July 15-17
Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, NSW - July 20-21
Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW - July 23


"One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see!”
- Alt Media
"The show is hilarious, surprisingly touching and very fast paced..."
- Sydney Arts Guide
"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
"And the winner? The perfect love song? Wouldn’t dream of telling you."
- Audrey Journal

Created by Tom Hogan & Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
Originally presented at PACT, Erskineville (July 2018)
Melbourne Fringe - Nominated for Best Performance (September 2018)
Green Room Awards - Nominated for Best Ensemble, and Best Sound Design (2018)


Sound design, set design, script, AV and choreography: Bonnie Leigh-Dodds & Tom Hogan
Lighting Design: Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Stage Manager/Operator: Maddie Lapstun

2021 Touring Set Design & Build by Lauren Makin & Daniel Murtagh
2021 Tour Coordination by ArtsOnTour

Special Thanks: Sorie Bangura, Nathan Harrison, Carly Young, Jules Patey, Colin Emmerton, Antoinette Barboutis, and APRA’s Jesre Stenson.