I was lucky enough to get the chance to see the One Man Star Wars Trilogy that Charles Ross did a few years back. I have to say I went in a sceptic and came out a believer. The show was just fantastic. Not only was I laughing my ass off at some sections but the way he was able to capture the spirit of the films was incredible.

I can only imagine how good his Lord of the Rings is going to be.  Seriously if you liked The Lord of the Rings movies book your tickets now, you won’t be disappointed.

In fact don’t just take my word for it Dave did a review of the show when it was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year which you can check out here

Dave also got the chance to interview Charles which you can listen to here
GS Reporter: Nuge
Check out the press release below for all the info.


100,000 characters. Nine companions. Three masterworks. One Man to do it all.

Following its sell-out success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, One Man Lord Of The Rings, written and performed by Canadian actor Charles Ross, returns for a full UK tour in February/March 2010.

Ross first made an impact on the UK when his debut show, One Man Star Wars Trilogy, was a surprise sell-out hit of the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival – success which led to three British tours, two West End runs, and performances at Glastonbury festival and the massive Star Wars Celebration Europe, staged in London to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars film.

Now he returns with his equally hilarious follow-up – One Man Lord Of The Rings – in which he recreates the enchanting world of Middle-earth, armed with nothing more than a pair of elbow pads and his outrageous imagination. No props or costumes are required as Ross hurtles through the Tolkien trilogy – The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return Of The King – in just 3,600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment.

Since his first Edinburgh Fringe appearance, Charles Ross has toured the world, performing his Star Wars show over 1,200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents – and his latest production looks set to follow suit.

Directed by TJ Dawe and with lighting design by Mike Schaldmose, One Man Lord Of The Rings was selected as ‘Patron’s Choice’ for Best Play at the Toronto Fringe Festival and ‘#1 Best Of Fringe’ at this year’s Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Every performance of its 2009 Edinburgh Fringe run was completely sold out and It’s even been given a wizard’s seal of approval by Gandalf himself, after Sir Ian McKellen caught a show in Canada!

So if you’ve seen the films, read the books and named your first-born Frodo, don’t miss Ross’ zany take on the ever-popular epic saga.

‘The films are high quality cinema and Ross is high quality entertainment… 5 stars for unbelievable talent.’ – Edinburgh Guide

‘Book fast – it will be a hot ticket. 5 stars’ –

‘Another Fringe classic from one of the genuine stars of the Festival. 5 stars’ – British Theatre Guide

‘If you liked The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you’ll love Charlie Ross’ version – and if you didn’t, well, at least his is shorter’ – Sir Ian McKellen

The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises. All rights reserved.


February 3  Dartford Theatre

4 Derby Theatre

5 Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal

6 Margate Theatre Royal

7 Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre

9 Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre

10 Crawley Hawth

11 Southend Palace Theatre

12 Worthing Pavilion

13 Swindon Wyvern Theatre

14 Leicester Curve

16 Gosport Brune Hall

17 Camberley Theatre

18 Reading Concert Hall

19/20 Norwich Playhouse

23 Epsom Playhouse

24 Barnstaple Queens Theatre

25 Lichfield Garrick

26 Buxton Opera House

27 Newcastle Theatre Royal

28 Birkenhead Pacific Road Arts Centre

March 2 Barrow Forum 28

3 Preston Guildhall

4 Solihull Arts Complex

5 Basingstoke Haymarket Theatre

6 Sudbury Quay Theatre

7 Winchester Theatre Royal

9 Hull New Theatre

10 Stoke Victoria Halls

11 Spalding South Holland Centre

12 Uppingham Theatre

13 Maidstone Hazlitt Theatre

15 Harrogate Theatre

16 Halifax Victoria Theatre

17 Dunstable Grove Theatre

19/20 Jersey Opera House

22 Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre

23 Llandudno Venue Cymru

24 Brighton Theatre Royal

25 Poole Lighthouse

26 Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre

27 Bolton Albert Halls

29 Aberdeen Music Hall

30 Durham Gala Theatre

31 South Shields Custom House

April 1 Coventry Belgrade Theatre

3 Richmond Theatre

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