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 Bastardy Directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson, this award-winning 2008 film about the life of Jack Charles is given a special screening at the Barbican.