Ilbijerri Theatre Company
Jack Charles v The Crown

11 - 15 February 2014 / 19:45
The Pit

£18 plus booking fee*

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Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: a veteran actor, Aboriginal elder and activist, but also a former criminal and junkie. A child of Australia’s Stolen Generation, he was taken from his family as an infant and brought up in a boys’ home. In this powerful one-man show, he tells his extraordinary true story in words and song, accompanied by a three-piece band.

Charles’s generous spirit and warm presence win the hearts of his listeners and transform this tale of addiction and doing time into a vagabond’s progress that is both entertaining and full of unswerving optimism.

'An inspiring journey of resilience and reconnection' The Age

1 hour 15 mins/no interval

Age guidance 14+

13 Feb
Post-show talk
Free to same-day ticket holders

13 Feb
BSL-interpreted performance

15 Feb, 4.30pm, Cinema 2
Directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson, this award-winning 2008 film about the life of Jack Charles is given a special screening at the Barbican.

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Presented by the Barbican in association with Performing Lines

With the support of the Australian High Commission in London


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