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Touch tour and notes for Jack Charles v The Crown



Sat 17 Mar 2018, 12:30 pm


Sat 17 Mar 2018, 03:15 pm


Q Theatre, Rangatira
305 Queen St
Auckland 1010


Theatre, History, Performing Arts, Arts Culture


$20 each for blind/low vision individuals and one companion

Listed By:

Auckland Arts Festival

Ilbijerri Theatre Company - Australia

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As part of Auckland Arts Festival, join us on 17 March for $20 for a touch tour and a powerful one-man show from Australian legend Jack Charles - Aboriginal elder, veteran actor, musician, activist. Returning to the stage to tell his story, Jack is not afraid to confront the complexity of his story and the injustices suffered by Aboriginal people.

Touch Tour: 12.30 pm 17 March
Supported by Detailed Written Notes  
Performance: 2pm

Recommended for ages 15+
Contains strong language, adult themes and images of drug use

For enquries/to make a booking phone 09 374 0310 or email Alternatively, visit our website booking information for further information or to download a booking form. Discounted price of $20 for blind/low vision patrons.

The touch tour provides a unique chance to get up close to elements of the production. During the tour you will be guided to touch elements of the set and certain props, and meet the cast. Living Legend Jack Charles tells his personal story live on stage, interspersed with rousing musical numbers backed by a three-piece band. His solo performance does not require audio description and detailed written notes will be provided on booking or at the earliest opportunity. 

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. Delighting audiences internationally, including at an acclaimed premiere season at London’s Barbican Theatre. 

1hr 15mins no interval. 



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