One Man Bond: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes chronicles over half a century of the most successful movie franchise in history and is on tour this year, with stops at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October on the schedule.
The show was recently staged in Manchester, Chester, Oldham, Blackpool, the world famous Pinewood Studios (home of the Bond movies), and at the 2018 Starburst Media City Festival in Salford.
One Man Bond: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes is written by, and stars, Brian Gorman as over 200 characters, including every James Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, including 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 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.
Manchester-based Brian Gorman is a life-long Bond fan, having read all the Ian Fleming novels as a child in the 1970s, and seeing every movie dozens of times. He wrote, and co-produced, the highly-acclaimed stage play, New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division & Manchester which has toured nationally for the last 5 years, and played to capacity audiences and standing ovations.
He also wrote and drew the recent graphic novels Everyman: A Celebration of Patrick McGoohan & The Prisoner, and Borderliners: True Realities (published by Invisible Six Books).
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’.
Confirmed “One Man Bond” 2018 Tour Dates So Far…
Dates confirmed for 2018 so far are:
• King’s Arms, Salford
9.00pm, Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th July 2018
(£10/£8 Cons Tickets on sale from 1st May, as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2018: Tickets available here
The Greater Manchester Fringe celebrates new and emerging talent and encourages anybody to take part
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Festival (as part of the Festival)
Saturday 13th October 2018 – Time To Be Announced
• @ The Met, Bury
Wednesday 17th October- Time To Be Announced
Tickets on sale soon
He has a website at http://briangorman.godaddysites.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.