Join us for a touch tour before this powerful one-man show from Australian legend Jack Charles - veteran actor, musician, Aboriginal elder and activist

Download the programme for Jack Charles V The Crown here. 

Saturday 17 March
Touch Tour 12.30 pm (Meet in foyer at 12.15pm) 

Show starts at 2pm
This show does not require audio description and is accompanied by detailed written notes. Click HERE to read the notes.

From Stolen Generation to Koori theatre in the 70s, from Hollywood film sets to Victoria’s state prisons, Jack Charles V The Crown runs the gamut of a life lived to its utmost. A gifted performer, Jack Charles has struggled with homelessness, drug addiction and jail time for much of his career. But this is no simple parable of crime and punishment. Charles’ charm, humour, talent and unswerving optimism transforms his life of hard knocks into an extraordinary tale. 

Returning triumphantly to the stage, Charles in not afraid to confront the complexity of his story. In doing so he shines a light on Australia’s history of injustices against Aboriginal people. His vital reflections on race and the punitive state are uplifted by a sense of hope found within the redemptive qualities of storytelling.

Under the wing of ILBIJERRI, the oldest Indigenous theatre company in Australia, Charles’ journey moves lyrically between raw video footage, charismatic monologues, mock courtroom trials and even a pottery demonstration, all interspersed with rousing musical numbers backed by a three-piece band. Delighting audiences internationally, including at an acclaimed premiere season at London’s Barbican Theatre.

1hr 15mins no interval. Recommended for ages 15+. Contains strong language, adult themes and images of drug use.

Tickets $20 each for individual and companion


Download the screen reader friendly booking form HERE 

Download the booking form for low-vision patrons HERE 

Access the written notes HERE

Please email the completed form to [email protected] or phone 09 374 0310 if you would like assistance on booking, transport advice or to request a companion



Director: Rachael Maza
Co-Writer: Jack Charles, John Romeril
Performer: Jack Charles
Dramaturge: John Romeril
Set & Costume Designer: Emily Barrie
Lighting Designer: Danny Pettingill
Audio Visual Designer: Peter Worland
Musical Director: Nigel Maclean
Percussion: Phil Collings
Bass: Malcolm Beveridge

Presented by
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Tour Producer
Fenn Gordon for Tandem

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