Stirling Times - - What’s On - Sara Fitz­patrick

WHAT: Paul Mc­Der­mott & Gatesy go solo

WHEN: June 30

WHERE: As­tor Theatre, Mt Law­ley

TICK­ETS: tick­

he’s look­ing back a lot, which is what hap­pens to mid­dle-aged peo­ple,” Gates said.

“We didn’t know what the show was at the be­gin­ning and I was very care­ful be­cause we bring ex­pec­ta­tion: you’ve got the mid­dle men from Tri­pod and Dougs and peo­ple have wanted to see us to­gether on stage and won­dered what that would be like.”

The show de­buted at the 2017 Bal­larat Cabaret Fes­ti­val, an ideal place for the singer­song­writ­ers to start, as peo­ple weren’t ex­pect­ing laughs.

“If we’d done a com­edy fes­ti­val, peo­ple would have been go­ing: ‘Well, hang on, what’s funny about this?” Gates said.

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