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

Following his recent sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Canadian actor Charles Ross returns with his show One Man Lord Of The Rings for a full UK tour (plus a show in Dublin) in September.

Ross first took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm when he made his UK debut with One Man Star Wars Trilogy in 2006 and its success was repeated around the UK where he has toured extensively, including two West End runs and appearances at Glastonbury Festival and the huge Star Wars Celebration Europe at London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre.

One Man Lord Of The Rings has quickly followed suit, with audiences and critics alike applauding Ross’ amazing skills in recreating 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 he 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.

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 the 2009 Saskatoon Fringe Festival. It’s even been given a wizard’s seal of approval by Gandalf himself, after Sir Ian McKellen caught a performance in Canada!

If you’ve seen the films, read the books and named your first-born Frodo, you won’t want to miss Ross’ zany take on the ever-popular epic saga. www.onemanlotr.com

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

‘A good night out’ – The Stage

‘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

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1 Sheffield Lyceum (Box office: 0114 249 6000, www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk)
2 Middlesbrough Theatre (01642 815181, www.visitmiddlesbrough.com)
3 Bradford St George’s Hall (01274 432000, www.bradford-theatres.co.uk)
4 Malvern Theatre (01684 892277, www.malvern-theatres.co.uk)
5 Carlisle Sands Centre (01228 625222, www.thesandscentre.co.uk)
6 Loughborough Town Hall (01509 231914, www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk)
8 Swansea Grand (01792 475715, www.swansea.gov.uk)
9 Exeter Barnfield Theatre (01392 270891, www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk)
10 Paignton Palace Theatre (01803 665800, www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk)
11 Newport Riversfront Theatre (01633 656757, www.newport.gov.uk/theriverfront)
12 Blackpool Grand (01253 290190, www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk)
14 Croydon Ashcroft Theatre (0208 688 9291, www.fairfield.co.uk)
15 Colchester Mercury Theatre (01206 573948, www.mercurytheatre.co.uk)
16 Haverhill Arts Centre (01440 714140, www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk)
17 Hexham Queens Theatre (01434 652477, www.queenshall.co.uk)
18 Bridlington Spa Pavilion (01262 678258, www.eastriding.gov.uk/leisure/tourism/thespa
19 Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre (0155 846 7777, www.lakesidearts.org.uk)
21 Wellingborough Castle Theatre (01933 270007, www.thecastle.org.uk)
22 Cheltenham Town Hall (0844 576 2210, www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk)
23 Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog (01874 611622, www.brycheiniog.co.uk)
24 Newtown Theatr Hafren (01686 625007, www.theatrhafren.com)
25 Aberystwyth Arts Centre (01970 623232, www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk)
26 Guildford Yvonne Arnaud (01483 440000, www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
27 Lincoln Theatre Royal (01522 519999, www.lincolntheatreroyal.com)
30 Derry Millennium Forum (028 7126 4455, www.millenniumforum.co.uk)

1-2 Belfast Waterfront Hall Studio (028 9033 4455, www.waterfront.co.uk)
4 Dublin Sugar Club (00 353 1 678 7188, www.thesugarclub.com)