Lano & Woodley said good bye in 2006, now a dozen years later they are storming their way back onto the stage with a brand new show, FLY!
Australia’s favourite double act came back together two years ago for the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s 30th Birthday Gala with a surprise performance at the Regent Theatre that brought the house down. It naturally led to a serious “Waddya reckon?” chat.
“Waddya reckon?” soon turned into “Yeah, why not?” and now they’re back on stage bringing Col’s dream to life, an epic show, a tribute to the pioneers of flight, The Wright Brothers. No more mucking around, Colin and Frank have grown up and now it is time to make THEATRE. Although there is no reason whatsoever to think this will go as planned.
Lano (Colin Lane) & Woodley (Frank Woodley) came together in 1986 as two parts of a three hander called The Found Objects. When three became two in 1994, they became Lano & Woodley for a show at Melbourne’s tiny Carlton Courthouse. That show went on to win the prestigious Perrier Award for best comedy in Edinburgh, making Lano and Woodley only the second Australian artists to take out the award. They returned home to full houses and a TV show co-produced with the ABC and BBC. Then in 2006, more than 150,000 people came to the Good Bye tour to say farewell.
Now, like a phoenix or a slo-mo Farnesy, they are back, with a brand spanking new show! (But much older muscles).
The childlike naivety of Colin and Frank’s on-stage personas gives Lano & Woodley a universal appeal, with people of all ages piling in to see their blockbuster shows.
The tour kicks off in Canberra on 2 March and will head to Newcastle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. Head to lanoandwoodley.com.au for full details and to sign up for the pre-sale.