Jack Charles v The Crown

Date(s) - 1 Apr 2013
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Frankston Arts Centre

Captioned Performance: Wednesday, 1 April 2013 at 8pm

Booking details: http://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/2013/may/jack_charles_v_the_crown/index.aspx

Captions are available on plasma screens, and also on mobiles and tablets via our GoTheatrical app!

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 grey-haired 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 brought to us by the oldest Indigenous theatre company in Australia.

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

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