Beneath Springhill: the Maurice Ruddick Story

Saturday January 20, 2024 at 4 pm at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey | View Map | Phone

A heroic 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.


Ticket prices start at $29. Please call the Surrey Arts Centre office to purchase, 604-501-5566, and be sure to mention VocalEye.

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