Bond’s creator is subject of new play

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To celebrate the new James Bond film Skyfall, a play about the franchise’s creator is coming to Thame.

The Man With The Golden Pen tells the story of how Ian Fleming (pictured) created the world’s most famous secret agent.

The one man play is directed Louise Jameson and stars actor Michael Chance, who portrays Fleming and gives an insight into his character.

Tony Long, from the Thame Players, said: “Ian Fleming stands before the audience, pink gin in hand, a terrified look in his eyes.

“At 42 he is about to do the thing he most fears, he is getting married. It is 1952 and Fleming is putting the finishing touches to the first Bond book, Casino Royale.

“Bond is an icon of class and everything Fleming aspires to.”

The play will be performed on Sunday at the Players’ Theatre from 7.45pm.