THEATRE & TELEVISION PRODUCTION
RETURN FIRE PRODUCTIONS IS AN INDEPENDENT, SYDNEY-BASED THEATRE & TELEVISION PRODUCTION HOUSE SPECIALISING IN COMEDY AND LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT.
CREATIVE / SCRIPTING / PRODUCTION
The Jesters is a slick, sick and darkly comical look behind-the-scenes of a TV comedy show that proves the old maxim that nobody likes a smartarse – unless, of course, they’re bringing in huge ratings.
Starring Mick Molloy in the lead role of Dave Davies, with a strong supporting cast including Deborah Kennedy, Susie Porter and Emily Taheny, The Jesters is a comedy show about a comedy show; a satire about satirists.
From the absurd antics of the TV writers’ room to the even more absurd network board meetings, The Jesters reveals the key ingredients of what goes into making a television comedy show: jealousy, pettiness, treachery, extreme stupidity ... all the things that make show business so much fun.
Senior Moments is a comedy revue featuring sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
Featuring a cast of veteran performers it’s a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic senior moments, scenes and songs, all guaranteed to stop you from thinking constantly about your lumbago for at least 90 minutes.
Senior Moments: a seriously funny revue for slightly old people.
GEOFF HARVEY IN CONCERT
Former Midday maestro, veteran composer and grand piano virtuoso Geoff Harvey presents Geoff Harvey in Concert, an uplifting matinee of music and song.
Presenting his personal selection of timeless classics and original compositions, this is a show with something for everybody, played by the musician loved by everybody, the timeless TV living legend himself, Geoff Harvey.
Audiences are invited to come along and enjoy some midday music with Geoff Harvey and Friends as a lifetime of music comes to life.
KEVIN BRUMPTON & ANGUS FITZSIMONS
Writers / Producers
Kevin Brumpton & Angus FitzSimons have had a writing and creative partnership for over 15 years, specialising in comedy and satire for television.
They honed their skills writing comedy sketches and topical gags daily as staff writers for radio legend Doug Mulray for two years before moving into television comedy writing.
On television, they wrote comedy sketches and ad parodies for the satirical news-based television show BackBerner throughout its three-year run on ABC TV. They wrote news-based gags for the Network 10 comedy series Good News Week and satirical sketches for the lifestyle show parody Life Support on SBS Television. They were staff writers for the Channel 7 sketch comedy show The Big Bite and on the Logie Award-winning news-spoof CNNNN on ABC TV. They were also Head Writers for two seasons of the sketch comedy show Comedy Inc on Network 9 and Head Writers on the live animation comedy talk-show David Tench Tonight.
Kevin & Angus also write longer form sitcom and narrative comedy. They wrote and produced two series of the comedy The Jesters, starring Mick Molly, for the Movie Network Channels. The series was nominated for an AWGIE award for Best Situation or Narrative Comedy writing.
In theatre, they wrote and produced the comedy revue Senior Moments which premiered in Sydney’s Glen Street Theatre in 2016 to a sold-out season. In 2017 they brought Senior Moments to Riverside Theatre, Parramatta and The Concourse, Chatswood.
They are also producing and touring Geoff Harvey in Concert, in which Midday maestro Geoff Harvey and Friends present a matinee of music and song.
They produce their work through their production company, Return Fire Productions. Kevin & Angus were Executive Producers on The Jesters. Angus also directed Series 2 and all seasons of Senior Moments.
Kevin & Angus continue to write short form and narrative comedy for television and theatre, both independently and on commission.