JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN

by Jack Charles, John Romeril
Image courtesy of Ilbijerri Theatre Company

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JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN

by Jack Charles, John Romeril

Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor, musician, Koori elder and activist, but for a good portion of his nearly 70 years he has also been an addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons.

From Stolen Generation to Koori theatre in the 70s, from film sets to Her Majesty’s prisons, JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN runs the gamut of a life lived to its utmost. Charles’ unswerving optimism transforms this tale of addiction, crime and doing time into a kind of vagabond’s progress – a map of the traps of dispossession and a guide to reaching the age of grey-haired wisdom.

Accompanied by a three-piece band, this one man show is a theatrical delight brought to us by Australia’s leading and longest running Indigenous theatre company, Ilbijerri Theatre Company.

This fleet-footed, light-fingered one-man show is a theatrical delight and a celebration of Black Australia’s dogged refusal to give up on getting on.

Steeped in decades of our history (social, political, theatrical), surprisingly upbeat… a warm-hearted, very entertaining evening.
Sydney Morning Herald

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BlakStage: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Plays

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