Solihull Arts Complex

Is that a whip in your hand?

Is that a whip in your hand?

A comedy spoof. It's 'Indiana Jones' meets ‘National Treasure’ meets 'Lara Croft'…. you get the idea…

'Indiana Jones' meets ‘National Treasure’ meets 'Lara Croft'…. you get the idea…

2024 has already seen Harrison Ford receive the Critics Choice Award for ‘Career Achievement’… for a lifelong contribution to film, and his greatest character creation (other than Star Wars) - Indiana Jones.

It’s also the 40th anniversary of fortune hunting film ‘Romancing The Stone’, and the 20th anniversary of ‘National Treasure’ starring Nicholas Cage, both of which spawned sequels.

It’s time therefore for Gavin Robertson, in his follow-up to BOND- AN UNAUTHORISED PARODY, to spoof this genre of Treasure-seeking movies that have proved so popular with fans worldwide - Solo!

Featuring the usual heady mix of adventure, archaeology, tricky clues, comedy and action, Gavin Robertson brings his signature cartoon-style treatment to the stage, exploding every cliché in the book (or movies) with unique comic results!

Minimum staging, maximum effect.

Family-friendly, light-hearted, witty, inventive and well-observed.

Directed by Nicholas Collett

Gavin has a pedigree of spoofing genres – from multi-West End hit THUNDERBIRDS F.A.B, to Westerns with SPITTOON, Ray Harryhausen’s stop-frame animation with FANTASTICAL VOYAGE, science fiction with 2010: A SPACE ODDITY, the great British Detectives with DONE TO DEATH BY JOVE! and of course, BOND itself, as well as others, touring nationally and abroad.

BOND has toured throughout the UK, and to USA, Australia, Russia and, in 2024, Singapore…

Quotes for BOND -

“Clever, witty & inventive” RAW MAGAZINE (Australia)

“Robertson knows which cliches to capture and nails the films’ fragmented structures too” THE TIMES

“Performs with a subtle authority that is compelling to watch” THE GUARDIAN

“Robertson effortlessly flips between all of the characters he plays, vocally and physically. His many accents are perfect, and he’s the essence of all things Bond” STAGE WHISPERS

“We have parody but also tribute… he immerses us so quickly and thoroughly in the feel and facts of a Bond film we’ve never seen, yet all recognise immediately! FRINGEREVIEW

Book Tickets

Ticket Price: £15 Full / £13 Concessions

Start Time: 7.30pm

Running Time: 1 hour (approx)

Age Guide: 12 years plus

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