Classical Comedy
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Colin Lane & David Hobson

In Tails

Friday 7 October | 8pm

A comedian and an opera singer's world's collide! 

David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?” So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener.

It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain.

“In Tails” launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause.

Colin Lane, Comedian/Professional Show Off is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country.Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook.

David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known Opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia.He has #1 ARIA albums, leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl.Appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two, Presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production “The 2 Of Us” with Marina Prior.

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Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs

Recommended For

16+

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Ticket Price

$34.90 - $69.90

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A black and white photo of Colin Lane & David Hobson dressed in tuxedos.

This is clean, classy comedy that will keep you smiling! ★★★★★

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

A comedian and an opera singer's world's collide! 

David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?” So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener.

It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain.

“In Tails” launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause.

Colin Lane, Comedian/Professional Show Off is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country.Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook.

David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known Opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia.He has #1 ARIA albums, leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl.Appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two, Presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production “The 2 Of Us” with Marina Prior.

Location

Auditorium

Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs (incl interval)

Schedule of Shows
  • Friday 7 October, 8pm
Prices
  • Adult: $69.90
  • Member: $62.90
  • Group 8+/Concession/Student: 64.90
  • Child: $34.90
  • Door Price: $69.90

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Pre-show Dinner

Two Course: $52
Two Course Member: $49
Three Course: $65
Three Course Member: $60

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Ticket Transaction Fees

  • Counter Sales: no transaction fee 
  • Online Bookings: $2.80 per transaction 
  • Telephone Bookings: $6.20 per transaction 
  • Postage (if required): $5.40 per order
  • Exchanges: $4.80 per transaction

Booking terms and conditions

Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

Discounts

BABES IN ARMS
Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

CHILDREN
We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

STUDENTS
If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

UNDER 30 TICKETS
Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

Rights of Entry

COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

LATECOMERS
If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

MOBILE PHONES
Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

STANDING IN SEATS
Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

ZERO TOLERANCE
Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

DRESS CODE
Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.