Arts & Entertainment

ONE MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY

Comedian Charles Ross returns to the stage with encore performances of his world famous One Man Star Wars Trilogy. He has notched over 2,500 performances in 180 cities including New York, London and Dubai with future sights on Japan.

By the age of 10, Ross had seen Star Wars over 400 times and play-acted the film with friends.

“My comedy on the first Star Wars movie was 25 minutes and the ideas just flowed organically,” recalls Ross.

He has condensed the original trilogy into a one hour show, simultaneously playing the roles of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C3PO, R2D2 and Chewbacca – with hilarious results.

“There are no costumes or props – just my bad 70’s hairdo and I create all the sound effects myself. Every show is unique as each audience brings different interactions. If somebody’s mobile rings or they get up to go to the toilet they become part of the show!” Ross explains.

“This is a side-splitting show where I lovingly take the piss out of Star Wars! If you love the Star Wars trilogy you’ll love my version – but if you don’t, well at least my version is shorter!” jokes Ross. (MM)

Jul 17-21, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, $60-65, 9250 7777, sydneyoperahouse.com

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