The names David Collins and Shane Dundas probably don’t ring a bell, but that’s probably because the Australian comedic duo are better known as The Umbilical Brothers and they are taking their Speedmouse show to Dubbo this year.
David and Shane have been performing as The Umbilical Brothers for almost 28 years.
They’re high energy performances using mime with vocal and sound effects has become an international phenomenon.
“We’re good mates, and we were (friends) before we started working together,” David told the Mailbox Shopper.
David and Shane will be coming to Dubbo with the show next month for a one night only performance.
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David’s aunty lives in Dubbo and has never seen him perform, but all that will change on February 15 when they perform at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre.
“She’ll be bringing six of her closest friends to the show… so I’ve got to impress my aunty’s friends,’ David laughed.
Speedmouse was first released in 2004 and David said it has been their most popular show which is why they’re taking it on the road again.
If you’re an avid fan of the duo and have seen Speedmouse previously - whether live or on television – you’ll be pleased to know that new material has been added to the show.
“We don’t want people to see the same joke… many details have changed,” David said.
David and Shane have performed in over 40 different countries, with Argentina being their second biggest online audience despite them never having performed there.
What makes the Umbilical Brothers so popular overseas is Australian’s sensibility, David believes.
David said it was important to take the show to regional places, because of audiences honesty and appreciation.
“And they’re a much better audience than snobby Sydney or Melbourne,” he laughed.
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David said if Dubbo audiences don’t like anything in the show, he and Shane will know about it.
“When we’re creating these shows, they’re (regional towns) the first places we take it because they’re so honest,” he said. “And audiences just appreciate the visit, it’s just so nice.”
After performing together for almost 30 years, David said it was important for he and Shane to make each other laugh.
“When we’re having fun the audience is having fun,” he said.
Join them in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Speedmouse with a limited live theatrical run.