A comedian and an opera singer's worlds 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 and 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 and 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, and was the leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl. He has appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars and It Takes Two, plus presented on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production “The 2 Of Us” with Marina Prior.


RAMP Member discounted price is available for this production.

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"So funny, I cried"
— The Age
"This is clean, classy comedy that will keep you smiling!"
— Adelaide Cabaret Festival
"The final applause was resounding"
— IN Daily
"A ‘joyride of pure entertainment … you really shouldn’t miss this one!"
— Adelaide Theatre Guide
"The chemistry and energy between the men is impeccable and infectious"
— GLAM Adelaide

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Saturday 25 May - 7:30pm

Duration:     2hrs, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change)


Adult: $69.95
Seniors/Pensioners: $64.95
Student: $64.95
Child: $34.95 - Primary School & under
Groups 10+: $64.95 - pp
Companion card: $0
Adult Member: $65.15
Sen/Pen Member: $60.15
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RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance
Companion Card

Accessible seating is available online and via the box office. For further assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes


Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child.

Booking fees:

$5.30 by phone and $6.40 online per transaction.