Archie Roach: Tell Me Why

Archie Roach: Tell Me Why

Thursday, 15 April at 8pm

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.

His new memoir Tell Me Why (Simon and Schuster) is an intimate, moving and often confronting account of his resilience and strength of spirit, and also of a great love story. The companion album Tell Me Why (Bloodlines) - considered Roach’s 18 song ‘magnum opus’ - re-imagines songs that have defined his extraordinary career, together with new works.

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.

"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

Producer / Company name: Play on Presents P/L
Created by: Archie Roach
Performer/s: Archie Roach, accompanied by musicians Stephen Magnusson (guitars), Sam Anning (double bass) and Erkki Veltheim (violin/mandolin).

Subscriber* $49
Adult $59

Duration: Approximately 100 minutes, including interval

If you require a wheelchair space, please contact us on 9243 9191 to arrange your booking.

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*SUBSCRIBER price is available when choosing all four theatre season shows in a package. (The package shows are Archie Roach, Spooky Men’s Chorale, MCO and Through Nature to Eternity). These prices are not available online. Packages can only be booked by calling us on 9243 9191 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, and are subject to availability.

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HERO Tell Me Why Adrian Cook