Loyal fans who have waited the better part of a year to catch David Hobson and Marina Prior in Townsville will finally be rewarded when the pair brings their The 2 of Us tour to town in November.
David and Marina had originally been slated to perform at the Civic Theatre in March but were forced to postpone following extensive damage to the theatre during February’s monsoon.
However, with the theatre open again the show will go on.
Marina said it was important to her and David that they honour their commitment to Townsville fans.
“We made the commitment to do the show and it’s lovely because now I believe the whole Civic Theatre has been refurbished really beautifully [since I was last there], so it’ll be gorgeous to go back there and celebrate the fact that that’s been reopened.
David and Marina said fans could expect them to perform the numbers they’re best known for – such as hits from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Oliver!, La bohème and Tosca – as well as some that may come as a surprise.
“Marina and I both started out with the more popular music, then did some folk music,” explained David, “So we do folk and Celtic music as well; and a couple of pop tunes. I think people don’t quite expect those and they are quite pleasantly surprised.
“Yeah, it goes over very well when we diversify into different styles,” added Marina. “I think people really enjoy that, but we don’t rob them of what I think they’re hoping us to do.
“There’s a lot of banter and chat, funny stories, a lot of backstage insight, so I feel like people are really getting to know us because they’re used to seeing us in a very formal, structured setting where we’re scripted and we’re in character, but this is just where we are completely natural and ourselves. I think audiences have found it really refreshing.”
Catch David Hobson and Marina Prior in The 2 of Us at the Townsville Civic Theatre on 2 November. Click here for tickets.