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Runs from Saturday January 6 2024 to Sunday January 7 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Anvil Centre Theatre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster BC V3M 1B6

Event Notes


Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story Created by Beau Dixon Music & lyrics by Rob Fortin & Susan Newman Originally directed & developed by Linda Kash

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.

This performance contains mature and racially charged language. Theatrical devices such as water-based fog and haze and flashing lights may occur in this production.

Running time: approx. 1h 10m (no intermission)

Tickets are non refundable.

Patrons with mobility challenges should call the box office for seating selections at 604-521-5050.

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