Co-Presented With

Lunchbox Theatre with One Yellow Rabbit present

Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story

A Firebrand Theatre Production

Peterborough, Canada

Beneath Springhill is the incredible story of Maurice Ruddick - “the singing miner”. The African-Canadian saved the lives of six miners trapped one mile underground by keeping their spirits up through song and prayer for nine days, despite having a broken leg himself.

This one-man show - written and perfromed by Beau Dixon - recalls the events during the historic Springhill mine disaster of 1958, the effect it had on the rural Canadian community and the racial tension that grew from it.

Tickets available online at Lunchbox Theatre or by calling 403.265.4292 ext.0.