Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Published February 7th 2018
Scores 10 out of 7, 007
In an episode of The West Wing, President Jed Bartlett is decrying James Bond's choice of liquor: 'Shaken, not stirred. He's ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it'.
He's referring to the fact that 'shaken' breaks up the ice and makes it melt quicker diluting the gin and vermouth. It's this kind of pedantry that's makes being a nerd so much fun.
The two, both from Perth, do this by a mixture of songs, old and new, jokes old and new and huge helpings of charm and deep dish nerdery knowledge of all thing Bond.
Both performers have splendid voices and belt out the theme tunes, not exactly mimicry, bur certainly channelling Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Tina Turner among others.
A delight of a show at The Ellington Jazz Club in Beaufort Street, Shaken runs until the 11th February. Tickets cost $25-$30, there's a bar and comfortable chairs and small tables and table service - combined with a great show, what could anyone want more?