The Art of Recovery –
November 23, 2018 – Lee, who ran the Northcote Storytellers events during those drinking years, experienced a minor epiphany about four years ago after watching a documentary about Charles called Bastardy – which its subject credits with helping to turn his life around. Charles’ journey galvanized Lee – who began writing his debut play, Bottomless, while getting sober – to meet the man with such a stirring redemption story. “I thought, I have to talk about my drinking, I have to hold on to it, and to own it,” he says. Lee was lucky – his wife, singer Missy Higgins, had Charles’ number.” Charles found it easy to say yes to working with Lee, on both the script and as an actor in the play. “Were it not for Missy, my global trip with Jack Charles V The Crown would never have eventuated,” he explains.