Canadian actor Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious show, One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes!
Written and performed by Ross and directed by TJ Dawe, One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy has been bringing countless audiences, large and small, to their feet since its first performance in Toronto, Ontario, in January 2001. Its early success in North America led to appearances on popular TV programmes such as The Today Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien and an off-Broadway run in New York in 2005. This was followed by its European debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the following year, where every single show of its four-week run sold out.
Since then, Ross has toured the world with the show, performing it over 1,200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents. He has appeared at numerous theatres around the globe, from Dubai and Sydney to Dublin and Belfast, entertained muddy festival goers at Glastonbury, been the highlight of official Star Wars Celebration events and most recently made his third successful return to the Edinburgh Fringe last August.
Now Ross is taking his hilarious show on its first ever tour of Ireland. Whether you’re a committed Star Wars fan or simply want to enjoy a fast-paced, side-splitting evening that’s out of this world, make sure you don’t miss it!
Support will be provided by banker-turned-comedian Aidan Killian, who has toured his shows Take The Red Pill and Stand Up Against The Bankers throughout Ireland.
“A splendid performance – I only wish he’d do all six [films].” 5 stars – Three Weeks Edinburgh
“A delight for fans… but there’s enough here to satisfy casual observers too.” – The Independent
“It’s a joy… quite brilliant.” – Daily Telegraph
“Funnier than you could possibly imagine!” – Spin Magazine
One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
October 13 The Helix, Dublin
01 700 7000
16 Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon
090 66 25 824 www.roscommonartscentre.ie
17 Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
090 64 92129 www.deancrowetheatre.com
18 Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin
01 885 2622 www.draiocht.ie
20 Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
21 Birr Arts Centre, Co. Offaly
057 912 2911 www.birrtheatre.com
23 Black Box, Galway
24 Theatre Royal, Waterford
051 874 402
25 Clotworthy House, Antrim
028 944 81 338 www.antrim.gov.uk
26 Waterside Theatre, Derry
02871 31 4000 www.watersidetheatre.com
27 An Grianan, Letterkenny, Donegal
074 91 20777 www.angrianan.com/
29 The Source Arts Centre, Thurles (part of the Thurles Halloween Festival) 0504 90204 www.thesourceartscentre.ie
31 Mill Theatre Dundrum, Dublin
01 296 9340
November 1-3 Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
061 31 9866 www.belltable.ie/
7 Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
056 776 1674 www.watergatetheatre.com/programme/event/one-man-star-wars-trilogy/
8 Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
041 983 3946 www.droicheadartscentre.com/
9 Mullingar Arts Centre, Mullingar
044 93 47777 www.mullingarartscentre.ie
10 Backstage Theatre, Longford
043 33 47888 www.backstage.ie/index.php/2012/11/one-man-star-wars-trilogy/#more-2239