Jack Charles v The Crown

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, West End, Greater London EC2Y 8DS
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor, musician, Koori elder and activist, but for a good portion of his 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 1970s, 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.

Age guidance: 14+. Running time: 1hr 15mins with no interval.