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A Night with Uncle Jack Charles

A Night with Uncle Jack Charles

6:30pm, Sat 9 July, 2022

Event Details

A night with Uncle Jack Charles

An evening of laughter with a living legend.

Join national treasure, award-winning actor, Aboriginal elder and activist Uncle Jack Charles for an evening of truth, love, laughter and legendary storytelling. As befits the runaway popularity of A Night With Uncle Jack (a continually evolving event which was born at The Curtin Hotel and has since been hosted at Malthouse Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Trades Hall Council, Melba Spiegeltent and Castlemaine Gaol), Uncle Jack will be joined by surprise special guests on the night. Previous guests include Archie Roach, Baker Boy, Emma Donovan, Kutcha Edwards, Cash Savage, Jen Cloher and Shane Howard; sharing and celebrating Uncle Jack’s colourful life and brilliant career in words and music.

Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter, and gifted performer, but in his 78 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief, and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. A member of the Stolen Generation, Jack has spent his life in-between acting gigs, caught in the ‘addiction/crime/doing time’ cycle. Today — no longer caught in the cycle — he lives to tell the extraordinary tale.

Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

The show may contain strong coarse language and drug references

All under 18s must be supervised by an adult. ID required.   


This event has been supported by the Victorian State Government's CovidSafe Outdoor Activation Funding

Photo by Bindi Cole

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