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John O'Hara in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents

DEDICATIONS Dedications Main

Written by John O'Hara and Anthony Harkin

Director Anthony Harkin
Musical Director Luke Hunter
Choreographer Melanie Hawkins

Starring John O'Hara

 

Inspired by iconic Australian radio program 'Love Song Dedications' hosted by Richard Mercer, Dedications is a show about people, relationships, the day-to-day of domestic life and getting through. It's also about choices and memory, but most of all it's about connection - how we do it and why. We experience pain and hope through various characters as they call in to request a song and share their stories of heartache and tales of triumph from a nation in and out of love. And as the familiar strains of Celine or Lionel or Whitney transport us back in time, we know that the Love God is here to help. 

Reviews:

Shifting seamlessly from psychotic stalker to self (and selfie) obsessed teenage girl, besotted bogan and gentle geriatric, John O'Hara inhabits the characters and songs of Dedications with such utterly scary comic conviction that he single-handedly deserves an award for best ensemble performance. - Patrick McDonald, The Advertiser

Hilarious, touching and poignant, it moves with an excellent pace and we willingly travel into the lounge rooms (and sheds) of the lovelorn and lonely... John O'Hara is a consummate performer. His transformational skills are remarkable in the cast of male and female characters and his singing voice is equally at home in both ranges...Beautifully written, masterfully portrayed and richly entertaining. Bravo! - Nikki Fort, The Clothesline

O'Hara effortlessly adapts his vocal tones, body language and facial expressions to create a unique voice and identity for each individual. His teenage girl character is vapid, foul-mouthed and utterly annoying, but her dedication to her now ex-boyfriend is hilarious and O'Hara's performance of the Pussycat Dolls' "I Don't Need a Man" is a highlight...Featuring time-honoured love songs such as "I Will Always Love You" and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", Dedications is an enjoyable – and at times surprisingly steamy – celebration of love in all its glory. - Trista Coulter, In Daily

Performances:

Tuesday 9 June at 6.30pm | Wednesday 10 June at 6.30pm

Recommended for ages 15 and over

Running time: 70mins

This production is available as part of the 3 and 5 show package deal. Click HERE to book packages.