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ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Australia

Jack Charles V The Crown | Samuel Beckett Theatre | Oct 8 – 12

Jack Charles V The Crown, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Oct 8 - 12 | Dublin Theatre Festival 2014 Sept 25 - Oct 12

Australian Season

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

From Stolen Generation to Koori theatre in 1970s Australia, 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 imprisonment into the story of a vagabond’s progress. It is a map of the traps of dispossession and a guide to reaching the age of grey-haired wisdom.

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

  • Contains material of an adult nature.
  • Toured by Performing Lines

Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre
  • Dates: Wed Oct 8 – Fri Oct 10, 7.30pm
  • Sat Oct 11, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Sun Oct 12, 2.30pm
  • Tickets: €25 – €30
  • Duration: 75 mins. No interval.
  • Talking Theatre: Oct 8, post-show. With Jack Charles.

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"There is something special about Uncle Jack. Something about his voice, his stature, his laugh, his story – something powerful but humbling… It is most certainly something that you won’t want to miss." Australian Stage

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Directed by Rachael Maza
  • Cast: Jack Charles
  • Audio Visual Design: Peter Worland
  • Musical Director: Nigel Maclean
  • Percussion: Phil Collings
  • Bass: Malcolm Beveridge
  • Set and Costume Design: Emily Barrie
  • Lighting Design: Danny Pettingill

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