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Ilbijerri Theatre Company Presents Jack Charles V The Crown Toured by Performing Lines

Jack Charles V The Crown

February / March 2015

Creator: Ilbijerri Theatre Company
Director: Rachael Maza
Written by: Jack Charles, John Romeril

Based on the life of Uncle Jack Charles, spoken in his own words.

A powerful one-man show that shines the spotlight on the colourful life of one of Australia’s near forgotten
treasures. Jack is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but for a good portion of his nearly 70
years he has also been homeless, an addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons.

A respected Aboriginal elder who pioneered Koorie theatre in the early 70s, founded Nindethana, the first
Aboriginal theatre company, was a television regular and the star of movies including The Chant of Jimmie
Blacksmith, Jack is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers. At almost 70, no longer caught in
the cycle of addiction, crime and doing time, Jack sings and tells his extraordinary tale with extraordinary
flair.

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

"There is something special about Uncle Jack. Something about his voice, his stature, his laugh, his story –
something powerful but humbling. It was that something that richoted people to their feet to give the man
a standing ovation. It is most certainly, something that you won’t want to miss." Australian Stage

"A well-crafted piece of theatrical cabaret. This show literally embodies a significant slice of theatrical and
social history. An open-hearted crowd-pleaser." Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes

For more information on the show and the tickets please contact Jan Ryan .