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 Ten Tonne Sparrow.
Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)
"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..."
"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 GuideLighting Design: Emma Lockhart-Wilson
"And the winner? The perfect love song? Wouldn’t dream of telling you."
- Audrey Journal
Sound design, set design, script, choreography, and everything else: Bonnie Leigh-Dodds & Tom Hogan
Operator: Maddie Lapstun
Special Thanks: Sorie Bangura, Nathan Harrison, Carly Young, Jules Patey, Colin Emmerton, Antoinette Barboutis, and APRA’s Jesre Stenson.