Posted on Jul 25, 2014
5 out of 5
Gavin Robertson has been making the rounds of various Fringe festivals for some time now, performing various one-man plays. This time around he is giving "Bond!", an affectionate (if not-so-gently mocking) tribute to the 007 movies.
The story goes like this: Bond is pulled out of retirement by a mysterious note. M dispatches him to Hollywood where he has to locate a nuclear device and get rid of it before the Oscars are blown sky high. Later, he tracks the man responsible for the bomb, and discovers he is working forů Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond novels. Fleming reveals that he is fed up with Bond getting all the attention, and has decided to take care of him personally.
Robertson does a very good job jumping from character to character. He is definitely something of a physical clown, and isn't bad at changing between voices either. The story is packed with winks and nods to the Bond movies, which of course do not go unappreciated. His "set" consists of three simple metal frames which over the course of the story become everything from showers to elevators to highways to a space shuttle. Fans of recent Fringe hits "Submarine Show" and "7 (X 1) Samurai" will most likely enjoy this just as much. Gavin Robertson is a very talented performer, and this reviewer looks forward to seeing more of his works in the future.