With a charming mix of the vocal talents of K T Tunstall and Feist, Jealous of the Birds was a low key support act to main act The Divine Comedy. With her sharp and sometimes whimsical lyrics littered with literary references, you can see why Neil Hannon chose this singer-songwriter to be his support for this tour.

The Divine Comedy took to the stage in a similarly low key fashion, with Neil Hannon shuffling onstage wearing a coat and scarf to sing Down on the Street Below. We were also quite a sedate audience for the first few songs, which included much-loved classics from across his discography including Becoming More Like Alfie and Generation Sex.

Highlights of the evening were the Lady of a Certain Age trilogy, which was reframed as being part of a biography of one woman, ending with Neapolitan Girl (which demanding skilled clapping from the audience), bookending a fantastically apt cover of Where Do You Go To My Lovely?

Neil Hannon is a man at ease in front of an audience - shooing dancing audience members back to their seats with a “back you go” - lying down in the stalls to sing key parts of Our Mutual Friend and doling out drinks to the band members from his on-stage desk.

And in an act of typical showmanship he disappeared off-stage while the band played on, only to return in the tricorn hat and breeches synonymous with the hero of the standout single from his latest album - Napoleon Complex. The evening took off at this point, reaching fever pitch with the seamless transition from At The Indie Disco to a full-blown cover of Blue Monday, with accompanying hallucinogenic strobe lighting.

Of course, it would not be a Divine Comedy concert without the holy trinity of National Express, Something for the Weekend and Songs of Love for the finale. And on that note, the night’s big revelation is that the Father Ted musical might actually take flight.

Emily Angus