With interest in Star Wars peaking in the last couple of weeks, following the purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney, and the announcement of a new trilogy, Charles Ross’ internationally acclaimed show, One Man Star Wars Trilogy, docked at the Watergate Theatre on Tuesday Nov 7, for one incredible show.
The show’s set-up is one that truly needs to be seen to be believed. Ross portrays all the major characters, fights the battles, creates the sound effects, performs the John Williams score, and inserts insightful factoids where appropriate. Using no props, Ross does all this through the medium of his own movements and the sound of his voice.
Opening with a recreation of the iconic scrolling titles, what follows is a breathless and virtually seamless hyperdrive blast through the plot of the original trilogy, taking only minor pauses between the three segments.
His portrayal of Luke really highlights the character’s extreme whiny streak, while his depections of Jabba, Leia, and Admiral Ackbar drew some of the biggest laughs.
Personal highlights included his AT-AT and a blink-and-you’ll-miss it sarlacc impression.
The One-Man Star Wars Trilogy is both a loving homage and an insightfully hilarious spoof, it is also a definite must-see for fans of the original trilogy.
The show is currently on a national tour.