BENEATH SPRINGHILL: THE MAURICE RUDDICK STORY

BENEATH SPRINGHILL: THE MAURICE RUDDICK STORY

Created by Beau Dixon
Music & lyrics by Rob Fortin & Susan Newman
Originally directed & developed by Linda Kash

August 5–29, 2021
Granville Island Stage
An inspiring Canadian story told through song

Trapped. 4,000 feet underground. With no food, little air, and even less hope of survival. Remarkably and against all odds, the indomitable spirit and song of coal miner Maurice Ruddick served as a lifeline for his fellow miners over nine unimaginable days.

This is the inspiring true story of the African-Canadian “singing miner” that emerged from the 1958 Springhill, Nova Scotia, mining disaster. Journey with this award-winning one-person show that recalls the tense historic events and celebrates hope, courage, and community.

Running time: approx. 1 H 10 MIN (no intermission)

  • Showtimes
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 7:30 PM
    Thursday 4 PM & 8 PM
    Friday 8 PM
    Saturday 2 PM & 7:30 PM
    Sunday 2 PM
  • Special Performances
    Theatre Talks
    Tuesday, August 17, 7:30 PM
    Tuesday, August 24, 7:30 PM

  • Show Materials
  • Seat map
  • Directions & Parking
    1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6H 3R9

    Parking Tips
Presenting Sponsor Mission Hill
Digital Production Sponsor RGF

Videos

Artistic Team

Cast

  1. Jeremiah Sparks

Creative

  1. Bobby Garcia Director
  2. Dawn Pemberton Vocal Coach
  3. Steven Charles Guitar Coach
  4. Damon Bradley Jang Assistant Director
  5. Ted Roberts Set Designer
  6. Alaia Hamer Costume Designer
  7. Jeff Harrison Lighting Designer
  8. Malcolm Dow Sound Designer
  9. Caryn Fehr Stage Manager
  10. Victoria Snashall Apprentice Stage Manager