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 nihilists attempt to fill the void that The Love God left behind - dragging the songs you know through the social politics of the modern world.
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... objectively. Unfortunately, they each have very different ideas about the best way to do that.
From the makers of the 'Missing Richard Mercer' podcast, 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...)"
Warning: Contains mild coarse language
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