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Wed 29 May 2013, 6:30pm–7:45pm
Thu 30 May 2013, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Fri 31 May 2013, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Sat 1 Jun 2013, 2:00pm–3:15pm
Sat 1 Jun 2013, 8:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong CBD, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Merrigong

The colourful life of an Australian treasure, in his own words.

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.

Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend of the stage and screen, and his 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.

Full of pathos and resolve, this deftly performed one-man show played to sell-out audiences at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Belvoir St Theatre and the Brisbane Festival. Now, Australia’s oldest indigenous theatre company brings us this beautiful and big-hearted theatrical experience.

“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

Recommended for ages 12 and over. Contains strong language and adult themes.