Jack Charles v The Crown

Date(s) - 8 Jun 2013
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

Duration: 1hr 15 minutes no interval
Contains strong language and adult themes.

By Jack Charles and John Romeril

Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor, musician, Koori elder, activist and, until recently, heroin addict and cat-burglar. This is a show about his life – told by him.

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 greyhaired wisdom.

Accompanied by a three-piece band, this one man show is a theatrical delight and a celebration of one of the country’s near forgotten treasures.

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

Booking details: http://www.glenstreet.com.au/event/jack-charles-v-the-crown/

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