Jack Charles V The Crown
Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian Legend: veteran actor, musician, Koori 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 1970s Koori theatre, from film sets to Her Majesty's prisons, Jack Charles V The Crown run 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.
This fleet-footed, light-fingered one-man show (plus a band), is a theatrical delight and a celebration of black Australia's dogged refusal to give up getting on.
Jack Charles V The Crown promises to be a stunning, powerful night at the theatre that will leave audiences uplifted by optimism and astounded by his resilience. This is story telling in its purest form - from one of Australia's preeminent practitioners of the craft.
'Jack Charles V The Crown is a tribute to an Indigenous star and an inspiring journey of resiliance and reconnection.' Cameron Woodhead,The Age
Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 May 2013
Tuesday 21 - 8.00pm (VIP Opening Night)
Wednesday 22 - 6:30pm (Supper Club)
Thursday 23 -1.00am
Thursday 23 - 8.00pm
Friday 24 – 8.00pm (Meet the Artists)
Saturday 25 – 3.00pm
Saturday 25 – 8.00pm
Butter Factory Theatre
Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway
Full Price $47
Red Hot Rush $20 (Under 26 and door sales subject to availability)
Schools Group Price $18
Contact the HotHouse Theatre on 02 6021 7433