Brian Gorman – One Man Bond

Friday 5th July, 1.30pm, Main Stage
All tickets £5

James Bond Is Back! On Stage!

For the millions of fans awaiting Daniel Craig’s latest James Bond extravaganza, here’s something to whet the appetite until agent 007 returns to the big screen.

Following a successful nationwide tour last year, writer/performer Brian Gorman returns to the stage in ‘One Man Bond: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes’,withan award-winning performancecovering over half a century of the most successful movie franchise in history. After appearing at the 2018 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, Brian won The Salford Star Award for ‘Best Performer’, and has been invited to perform at The Rhyl Comedy Festival on Friday 5th July at 1.30pm.

The show was recently staged at the world famous Pinewood Studios (home of the Bond movies), and the 2018 Starburst Media City Festival in Salford.

‘One Man Bond’ is written by, and stars, Brian Gorman as over 150 characters, including every James Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, plus M, Moneypenny, Q, and the infamous villains Dr No, Goldfinger, Blofeld, Mr Big, Scaramanga, Jaws, and Raul Silva. It is a whirlwind tour of every cinematic adventure of the world’s favourite secret agent, and his often outlandish missions to save the world time and time again.

This unique production features a single actor, without elaborate props, costumes, or special effects, and takes the audience from the groovy, psychedelic sixties of the super smooth Sean Connery, through to the modern day bone-crunching, and ultra realistic, Daniel Craig. The show lasts approximately 60 minutes (plus an interval).

Brian’s recent work has included writing and co-producing the highly-acclaimed ‘NEW DAWN FADES: A Play About Joy Division & Manchester’,which has toured nationally for the last 6 years, and played to capacity audiences and standing ovations. The show will begin a new tour, later this year, opening at Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre on 12th September.

Brian was born in Wigan, and studied for a degree in English and Art at Chester College in the 1990s; he then worked at the Chester Gateway Theatre for 12 years, and appeared on stage in a variety of productions including the hugely popular ‘Bouncers’. He is also a writer/artist of graphic novels, his latest being ‘NEW DAWN FADES: A Graphic Novel About Joy Division & Manchester’, which has been both highly popular (now on its third print run) and critically acclaimed. Other books include ‘EVERYMAN: A Celebration of Patrick McGoohan & The Prisoner’, which is based on his one man stage play.

Reviews for ‘One Man Bond’:

“An acting tour de force – brilliantly capturing the essence of each Bond actor and the non-PC absurdities of the Bond series. It’s a show that definitely keeps the British end up!”

– Robert Sellers (Author of ‘The Battle For Bond’)

“ …in an electrifying way, Brian Gorman takes to the stage with real animation, not just imitating but in a way embodying every Bond character he takes on. Hilarious. From the Biff!, Biff!, Wallop! of the fight scenes through the clever characterisations and voices to the inevitable Boom!, Boom! explosions that ripped through the end of virtually every scene.

– Louder Than War

What’s important in a show like this is for all the characters to be distinct and recognisable; thankfully, Gorman is a skilled impressionist, getting the vocal tics of every Bond spot-on and even making us chuckle with his perfect capturing of Roger Moore’s distinctive stance. His Christopher Walken is a treat. This is one fan’s loving and hilarious tribute to the history of Bond movies”

Starburst Magazine

Brian performed to an audience of hardcore 007 fans at Pinewood Studios, and they were totally enthralled. Thoroughly recommended show.”

– Bondstars.com

“Nobody does it better than Brian Gorman in ‘One Man Bond’. Unmissable”

– The Shanklin Hotel, Blackpool

Further 2019 Tour dates to be announced soon.

One Man Bond: Behind-the-scenes featurette
Greater Manchester Fringe festival interview