One Man Star Wars Trilogy delivers exactly what the title promises. One man (Charlie Ross) performs a condensed 60-minute version of the original Star Wars Trilogy, providing all of the voices, actions, music, and sound effects. This performance could be considered a Fringe staple as Ross has been performing the show internationally for twelve years and he has been coming to Edinburgh for many of those years.
Ross’ impressions of Luke Skywalker, the Emperor, and R2-D2 are absolutely spot on, whereas others are just a little spotty; it’s a shame his voice is unable to mimic the depths of James Earl Jones’ Vader. It’s also likely he’ll miss a few favourite lines or moments here and there, but that can’t be helped in light of the compacted nature of the show. His ability to fly through scenes, make jokes on the inconsistencies of the plot, and sing John Williams’ infamous soundtrack in perfect pitch was certainly impressive.
It’s a fun good time for any fan of Star Wars. However, a word of advice: this is not a place for anyone who hasn’t seen the movies, you’ll be entirely lost. This is only for the geeks and they are here in droves.