Following a successful season at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, One Man Lord of the Rings™ has been touring the UK since September. This week marks the show's final five UK Tour dates.
The show is written and performed by Canadian actor Charles Ross, who also performs his other show One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy at selected venues on the tour. Charles was given permission to perform the shows when he presented them to the owners of the franchises. Lucasfilm went as far as inviting him to perform his One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy at official Star Wars™ conventions.
In One Man Lord of the Rings™, Ross recreates the enchanting world of Middle-Earth with nothing more than elbow pads and his outrageous imagination, and takes his audience on a journey through the trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King in 3600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment.
As Charles Ross puts it, “The Lord of the Rings™ and Star Wars™ Trilogy (despite its 1970s/1980s hairdos) both have something that elevates them beyond other films. Maybe it’s Alec Guinness’s effortless turn as Obiwan Kenobi, like Ian McKellen’s sublime Gandalf the Grey. Perhaps it’s the music, the epic scale, or the battle between light and darkness? Whatever it is, I’m reminded of the simplicity of childhood, feeling whisked away upon the adventures of Luke Skywalker or Frodo Baggins. Immersed in a fantasy world of lasers, swords, spaceships, and monsters – fun, FUN, FUNNNNN!”
Charles Ross has been touring One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy since 2002. There have been over 1,200 performances in more than 230 cities across four continents. From New York to London, from Dubai’s resorts to the Glastonbury Music Festival, with stops in the USA, UK, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Ireland, Singapore and New Zealand, the show has spread far and wide. After a brief outing in 2004, Ross was eventually granted official permission to perform One Man Lord of the Rings™ in 2009, since when he has toured this as extensively as its older sibling.
One Man Lord of the Rings™ and One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy are written and created by Charles Ross and directed by TJ Dawe, with lighting design by Mike Schaldmose. The UK tour is presented by Nick Brooke Limited.
Playhouse, Whitley Bay (SW)
0844 248 1588
0118 960 6060
Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
0845 196 2320
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
0844 871 7620
The Radlett Centre, Radlett
(SW = One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy)