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.

Since his first record in 1965, Normie Rowe has been etching his mark in Australian society both as an entertainer and a committed Australian.

His recording career set new standards for the Australian recording industry being the first pop-star to receive a gold record, soon following that with another four. This cemented his place in Australian recording history. The teenagers of Australia voted him “The first King of Popular Music”

Normie followed these recordings with national tours that set audience records in the sixties, filling auditoria normally reserved, at that time, for overseas performers. His performances were electric. During this time he also crashed the UK with hit singles and on national tours with Gene Pitney and The Troggs.

Upon his return Normie was conscripted into the Australian Army and was sent to Vietnam as a combat soldier. During this time he rose to the rank of Corporal/Crew-Commander of his own Armoured Personnel Carrier. His military record was exemplary. In 1970 Normie was demobilised and took up his music career, not quite where he left off. The music scene had changed. And so had he. Somehow life had become so much more important. He realised his career had to be more of a platform to help others, rather than the self-serving vehicle he felt the pop-music industry seemed to be.

Since then, Normie:

  • Has raised two families.
  • Represented Australia in 2 international song festivals.
  • Has continued recording.
  • Was one of the “Vietnam Veteran’s Welcome Home” organisers.
  • Was one of the “Vietnam Veteran’s National Memorial” organisers.
  • Received the Advance Australia Award. (For services to Vietnam veterans, the Entertainment Industry and the community)
  • Played an extended role in the international hit TV series, Sons & Daughters.
  • Played, with local and international critical and popular acclaim, the lead role of Jean Valjean in the Australian production of Les Miserables.
  • Played the lead role on the recording, and in the world premiere concerts of the Australian musical, Cyrano de Bergerac which he helped develop.
  • Continued with his theatre roles which have included Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Freddy Trumper (the American) in Chess, and Juan Peron in Evita.
  • Was made a Member in The Order of Australia. (AM) (For services to Vietnam veterans, the Entertainment Industry and the community)
  • Wrote and produced ‘The Year Santa lost the Spirit of Christmas’ an Ice Pantomime for a cast of two hundred.
  • Has been special guest on almost every major Australian television show, from Don Lane to the Midday Show and Bert Newton’s – Good Morning Australia. And is regularly invited to assist in major premiere events, product launches etc.

Normie is committed to helping people in the community via his association with many charity and community groups, but his major concern is for the welfare of kids. This has lead Normie to become a member of VARIETY CLUBS OF AUSTRALIA (twenty-one years), for which he is now a National Ambassador. He has won several awards for his work with Variety including 1996’s Heart and Soul of Variety

Normie is still a very dynamic performer playing his cabaret/concert shows across the length and breadth of Australia.

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.)

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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