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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this performance is currently suspended from sales as we work to confirm a new date and work within event number restrictions. If you currently have tickets the Box Office will be in touch once we have further information regarding this performance.

TICKET PRICES
Member: Premium $52, A Res $47, B Res $42
Full: Premium $60, A Res $54, B Res $48
Conc: Premium $55, A Res $51, B Res $45
U30: Premium $35, A Res $30, B Res $27

Preshow Dining $55, see Preshow dining tab for details.

$1.50 per ticket booking fee applies for online bookings

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"He is an inspiring man: deep, thoughtful, taciturn. His songs ring with clarity, his voice richly textured; it is extraordinary to witness the magic he casts over an audience." - Paul Grabowsky

 

Not many have lived as many lives – from stolen child, teenage alcoholic, seeker, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, to social advocate and First Nations leader – but it took almost a lifetime to find who he really was.

He is Archie Roach.

In recent years he faced the sudden death of his life partner and musical collaborator of 38 years, Ruby Hunter and went on to survive a debilitating stroke and lung cancer.

Forcibly removed at only two from loving parents, six other siblings and his community, Roach’s early years were equally traumatic. He became a teenage alcoholic and drifted into destitution whilst searching for his identity and place.

Tell Me Why, the title of his new memoir, is an intimate, moving and often confronting account of his resilience and strength of spirit, and also of a great love story. It’s an extraordinary odyssey of love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal – and the healing power of music.

Tell Me Why, also the title of the companion album, considered Roach’s 18 song ‘magnum opus’, reimagines eleven songs which have defined his extraordinary career, together with two songs, previously written but never recorded, two songs of early-influence and three brand new recordings.

Roach voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through these songs to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today – beloved and respected by fans worldwide.

 

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Play on Presents P/L

This show is handpicked to be in the FAC 2020 Season.

 Thanks to our 2020 partners

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Date to be advised

Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this performance is currently suspended from sales as we work to confirm a new date and work within event number restrictions. If you currently have tickets the Box Office will be in touch once we have further information regarding this performance.

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"As a member of the Stolen Generations, Roach had a direct line to the pain and suffering indigenous families endured when children were taken from them. He condensed those emotions into a few minutes of music that stands as one of the great Australian humanitarian artistic statements." - The Australian

"In the best singer-songwriter tradition, Charcoal Lane is deeply moving in both personal and political terms" - US Rolling Stone

"I’ve known Archie since the mid-90s, and we began working together in 2002, when he and Ruby Hunter created Ruby’s Story for the Australian Art Orchestra. He is an inspiring man: deep, thoughtful, taciturn. His songs ring with clarity, his voice richly textured; it is extraordinary to witness the magic he casts over an audience. We played a concert in late 2018 at UKARIA Cultural Centre, a beautiful room made for music in the Adelaide Hills. Archie told stories and sang and I accompanied him. Afterwards we talked late into the night; he had much to impart, as his memoir was occupying his mind. Everything he says is deeply considered. We returned to UKARIA a few months later to commence work on Tell Me Why. Those days spent with Archie are etched forever on my mind, and this album is my response to the enormity of his story and its resonances, and to the quiet pride and generosity of this remarkable man." - Paul Grabowsky

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