Gavin Robertson, whose past shows include several genre-based parodies including his international and West End hit ‘Thunderbirds F.A.B’ (initially funded by the Scottish Arts Council) ‘’Spittoon’ (every Western you’ve ever seen)– and ‘2010 A Space Oddity’ (every Space Movie you’ve ever seen) now focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, in his latest physical cartoon style adventure – spoofing the characters adored by millions, and exploding every cliché in the book(s)… solo! In which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet – Ian Fleming himself, courtesy of a time-machine, and featuring the smallest car chase (n)ever seen!
Minimum props, maximum effect!
Speaking from Washington DC, Gavin said, “Tackling the wealth of material and clichés from the movies felt epic, given that I’m alone onstage, but that means the comedy has even more impact. I also reference several other long-running film franchises and of course there are various ‘in-the-know’ jokes as well as my attempt at impersonating Sir Sean!”
He added “People assume I spent hours watching all the movies but actually I didn’t watch any! I wanted the clichés to be what we all know, not a nerd-fest of trivia…”
As well as touring the show through the UK and Eire, he’s visited the USA, India, Australia and Russia.
On being asked what an audience could expect he added, “It’s from the school of raised eyebrow acting! It has a cartoon feel- imagine Scooby Doo meets Austin Powers, in a suit, and you won’t be far wrong!”