Join the Creator of James Bond and the King of the Detectives in Two Great Shows at the Players Theatre! There are serious treats in store for fans of spy and detective fiction at the Players Theatre this month, when there is one show celebrating Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, 007, and another celebrating Sherlock Holmes, the king of the detectives! On Saturday 5th February, in The Man with the Golden Pen, Jonathan Coote portrays the creator of Secret Agent 007, as he stands before the audience with a Martini in hand and a terrified look in his eyes. At 42 he is about to do the thing he most fears - he is getting married. He makes two major decisions: one, never to spend winter in England again; two, to write the spy story to end all spy stories. And that is exactly what Ian Fleming did. We are transported to 1952 as Fleming is putting the finishing touches to the first Bond book, Casino Royale, and Bond is with us; the alter ego, an icon of class and everything Fleming aspired to... This play, written by Mark Burgess, and directed by Simon Downing for Kick In The Head Theatre Productions, has been praised by Ajay Chowdhury of the Ian Fleming Foundation as “An extremely stylish and entertaining piece, capturing the essence and spirit of Ian Fleming... The play succeeds admirably both as entertainment and as an insight into an extraordinary man”. The Man with the Golden Pen is on Saturday 5th February at 7.45 pm at the Players Theatre, Thame OX9 2DP. Tickets are £13 (no concessions). Strictly Sherlock! is on Friday 11th February at 7.45 pm at the Players Theatre OX9 2DP. Tickets are £12 (no concessions). This show will also be live streamed. Book online for both shows at or from the Information Centre at Thame Town Hall (check for opening times). Thame Players run the only dedicated theatre and cinema facility serving Thame, south-east Oxfordshire and west Buckinghamshire and have been a vibrant and successful amateur dramatics group for over 75 years. As an amateur theatre group they aim to provide high-quality, wide-ranging and accessible entertainment for Thame and local area. Shows are put on throughout the year at affordable prices, designed to suit a wide range of tastes and age groups. Follow Thame Players, and

  • Date: 02/02/2022 01:47 PM - 28/02/2022 04:24 PM
  • Location Thame Players Theatre (Map)

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