One Man Star Wars Trilogy (Canada)

Te Papa: Soundings, Wellington

20/05/2008 - 26/05/2008

SKY CITY Theatre, Auckland

06/05/2008 - 10/05/2008

NZ International Comedy Festival 2007-09, 2013

Production Details

One actor, 25 Characters, 3 Epic Films

Following sellout performances in the USA, Canada and the UK in 2007, revered comedian Charles Ross makes his NZ debut this festival season in Auckland and Wellington with the smash hit show that delivers 3 epic films at hyperspeed – ONE MAN STAR WARS™ TRILOGY.

Ross, a Star Wars addict, who had seen the trilogy over 400 times by age ten brings to life all of the characters from the iconic trilogy including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C3PO, Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Acclaimed for his physicality and the sheer energy of his performance he sings the music, fights the battles, creates the special effects and condenses the plots of all three original films into just one amazing hour without the aid of props or costumes.  

This tremendously talented actor was honoured by Lucasfilm when he was invited to perform at Celebration 3, the official release convention for “Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith”. He’s also been inducted as a Friend of the Canadian division of the 501st Legion, the world’s definitive Imperial Costuming Organisation. Audiences in Auckland and Wellington should not be alarmed if the NZ Garrison sees Storm troopers take over the city in honour of this amazing performance. 

Ross is also the creator of the acclaimed ONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS which he hopes to tour to NZ in the near future. 

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 One Man Star Wars is the answer!

A theatrical tour de force – Telegraph, UK

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy plays:

Tuesday May 6th – Saturday May 10th, 7pm
SKYCITY Theatre (corner Wellesley & Hobson Street), Auckland
Tickets: Adults $44, Concessions and Groups of 8+ $39


Tues May 20th – Fri 25th  7.30pm and Sat 26th 6pm / 8:30pm
Soundings Theatre, Tepapa

Booking now from TICKETEK: 0800 TICKETEK (0800 245 5385)
Show Duration: 1 hour 

Great show

Review by Josh Money (14) 07th May 2008

Right from the start, we know what we are in for.  As we cue to get our tickets, a reception full of storm troopers – the "welcoming committee for the afflicted" greet the audience in the foyer.

Once the show starts, the speed of action and energy of actor / comedian Charles Ross is great, as he goes from one character to the next and back again.

All the characters are instantly recognizable and the Star Wars detail is hugely evident, though some jokes are definitely for those of us who have watched the movies far too many times.

On going technical failures with the microphone are handled really well by Ross and maybe even add to night. 

Great show. 


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Plenty to laugh at over on the daft side

Review by Russell Baillie 07th May 2008

To be frank, there are better impersonators of Star Wars characters out there. Or, in fact, in here – guys from the local fan club lined up as a stormtrooper guard of honour at the opening night of this comedy festival show. They sure looked the part. But Canadian Charles Ross doesn’t really have to. [More]


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