06 May 2018

Jack Charles V The Crown

Jack Charles V The Crown

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Bindi Cole

ILBIJERRI is Australia’s leading and longest running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre Company.

Jack Charles V The Crown is based on the life of Uncle Jack Charles, spoken in his own words. Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor, musician, Koorie elder and activist, but for a good portion of his nearly 70 years he has also been an addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons.

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.

Related Links:
Shizuoka Performing Arts Center

World Theatre Festival Shizuoka 2018 event page


We are pleased to announce that the lecture by Rachael Maza, the director of the performance, will be held at Waseda University in Tokyo following the performance.

Title:Power of Art to RE-RIGHT The narratives

Date and Time:Monday, 7th May 18:30-20:00

Lecturer:Rachael Maza Artistic Director, Ilbijerri Theatre company

Place: Waseda University, room 308 building 8

These events are supported by Creative Victoria.

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