Senior Moments 2 is a theatrical revue with a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic senior moments, sketches and songs performed by a seriously funny cast who are old enough to know better.

Now audiences can have some more Senior Moments they’ll want to remember!

Our Cast:

Tony Barber’s name is synonymous with Australia’s most popular television game show Sale Of The Century, which proved an ideal medium for his quick-witted and lively personality.

A man of many talents, was born in England and arrived in Australia in 1947 aged seven, where he survived the Sisters of Mercy, the Christian Brothers and seven years training to be a Royal Australian Naval Officer.

Starting as a cadet announcer at 6GE in 1961, by the end of 62, Tony was Perth’s leading DJ as well as the star of the Charles Hotel floor show and two nights a week at the Lido Coral Room.

Throughout the sixties, Tony pursued his career via Hotel Talent Quests and as the resident compere and vocalist at the legendary Spellsons nitery in Pitt St.  While also holding down a “day job” as an advertising executive, Tony’s break came when he cast himself as the “Cambridge Whistler” in a television cigarette commercial. The commercial captured the public’s imagination, as well as the eye of Bruce Gyngell who was then directing the Network 7 Revolution.  As a result, Gyngell proposed Tony as Host for the Grundy daytime quiz show Temptation.

Tony’s success on Temptation was followed by the extremely popular Family Feud, which in turn lead to Sale Of The Century, which Tony hosted for 11 years.  Overall, including the Temptation, Family Feud and Sale of the Century, Tony estimates he’s hosted over 8,500 individual episodes of successful Grundy Games.

Since then, Tony has performed his highly entertaining one man musical biography Who am I to over a quarter of a million patrons in over three hundred venues.  He has also published his critically acclaimed autobiography of the same name, which made the national best-seller lists.

Actor, comedian and impersonator extraordinaire, Max Gillies is renowned for his satirical impressions of Australian politicians. Max commenced performing satires for stage and television in 1980. He is best known for his shows, such as The Gillies Report and Gillies Republic, which screened on ABC from 1983 to 1986. His national theatre tours of You’re DreamingThe Big Con, Godzone and Once Were Leaders, where Gillies depicted an array of international and national political figures of their time, were all received with rave reviews.

Since 1987, Max has appeared in a variety of serious and comic roles for theatre, including plays for the MTC, STC, QTC, Malthouse and Bell Shakespeare. Max has created a variety of comic impersonations, including Bob Hawke, Malcolm Fraser, John Howard, Bronwyn Bishop, Geoffrey Blainey, Graham Richardson and Jeff Kennett, which have been considered the highlights of many political party launches and special events.

Max’s television career started back in the 70’s with the hugely popular TV series Homicide for Crawford Productions. His career has spanned the decades to include appearances in Bluey, Blue Heelers, All Saints and House Husbands to name but a few. His film career has equally spanned the decades to include the Peter Weir directed feature The Cars That Ate Paris, the Australian classic’s Dimboola and The Coca Cola Kid to the award-winning film A Woman’s Tale.

John Howard is one of Australia’s most acclaimed actors. After he graduated NIDA in 1978, his first role was playing young VFL recruit Geoff Hayward in the John Williamson classic The Club, a part he soon played once more on film with Graham Kennedy and Jack Thompson. John won a Silver Logie in 2001 for his portrayal of Mayor Bob Jelly in SeaChange.
 
His distinguished theatre career includes such highlights as the title role in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About
Nothing and All My Sons. John was the Associate Director of the Sydney Theatre Company between 1992 and 1996; starring in productions of  The Crucible, Coriolanus and Dead White Males. His film credits include Jindabyne, Mad Max: Fury Road  and Last Cab to Darwin.
 
Most recently John received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Sir Frank Packer and Kerry Packer in Packer & Sons at Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre.

Kim Lewis has enjoyed an extensive and successful career as a television, film and stage actress. She had a recurring role in the popular TV drama ‘The Restless Years’ before her well known regular role in ‘Sons and Daughters’. Other television appearances include ‘A Country Practice’, ‘Home and Away’, ‘All Saints’, ‘The Jesters’ and ‘Packed to the Rafters’. Her theatre work includes ‘The Heidi Chronicles.’

David ‘D.C.’ Callan is an actor, comedian and writer who graduated from ASIO in 1993 with majors in Counterterrorism, Surveillance and Clowning. DC’s stage credits include Certified Male, Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset, The Schelling Point, National Security and most recently he voiced all of Peter Sellers’ parts in The Goon Show Live.

DC also regularly revisits his past profession in his critically acclaimed one-man show I Spied – true confessions of an ex-ASIO Spook, which garnered him the the Adelaide Fringe Critics Award.

DC’s television credits include Good News Week, Backberner, Election Chaser, At Home With Julia; Rake, Tough Nuts, Going Home, Doctor Doctor and Media Watch.

After half a decade of careless grants and careful research, David knows how much wood a woodchuck would chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood. The answer is 8.2 kilos. Momentarily interesting, yes, but a waste of seven years and three million bucks in our opinion.

Dave Gibson is one of the most talented and ubiquitous voice performers in Australian radio. From “Funniest Home Videos” to the “Gobbledock” from Smith’s Crips, Dave Gibson’s voices have been entertaining you for over 30 years. Over his long radio career, Dave provided brilliant characters and performances for Doug Mulray and Andrew Denton on Triple M and co-hosted shows with Amanda Keller and Rob Duckworth. His legendary radio characters include ‘Gloria’, ‘Roland Rolladoor’ and ‘Nanna’. He is currently part of the Breakfast radio team on 2CH with Indira Naidoo and Trevor Sinclair. Dave was also the original “Sonny Hammond” in Skippy, but was replaced during the pilot after he told Ed Deveraux to “Lay off the sauce” mid-take. (The original Skippy, Bud Tingwell, got booted for the same reason.)

Mitchell Price-Norgaard is classical pianist, trained at WAAPA, Perth. Since graduating, he has worked as an avid accompanist and repetiteur for a number of productions, including musically directing Benjamin Britten’s opera, The Rape of Lucretia (ICW Productions) as well as touring with the production of the original Senior Moments in 2019. As a supporter of Australian music and art, Mitchell aims to continue working with more independent Australian production companies in classical concert performances, operas and shows like Senior Moments in the future.

Creatives/Production

Written by: Angus FitzSimons & Kevin Brumpton
Director: Angus FitzSimons
Producers: Kevin Brumpton & Angus FitzSimons
Return Fire Productions Pty Ltd
Ticketing: Jeff Boltze
Website: Mara Milani | Marameo Design
Graphic Design: Peter Schultz | Who! Creative
Caricatures: Andrew Fyfe
Video: Swim Media

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