Entertainment Hive 2020

Colin Lane & David Hobson – In Tails

Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Banquet Room, June 17-18

Review by Honey B

The secrets of opera and comedy are revealed as David Hobson and Colin Lane appreciate each other’s artistic crafts. With forays into musical theatre, it’s long been known that Lane can hold a tune and in this show he goes above and beyond as he channels his inner opera star. However, the wonderful surprise here is that Hobson has a wonderful sense of humour and solid comedic timing. The friendship between the pair is obvious as high opera and slapstick comedy collide. From the outset as Lane lip-synchs Figaro to Hobson being a great sport and poking fun at his own Carols By Candlelight brain freeze – the night was full of constant laughs. The show was a little rough around the edges but these two easy-going mates engaged the audience with their relaxed style. There were beautiful operatic moments combined with funny songs including a childhood favourites, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh and . The night culminated into the pair’s spectacular rendition of the Pearl Fishers’ duet.
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