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Eastern Front Theatre presents

The World Premiere of
Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion
by Karen Bassett
November 23 - December 10, 2017
The Maritime Museum of The Atlantic







(In Person: 2309 Maynard St - 9am-5pm)
Tickets: $25 (adult)
$18 (student, artist rate)
Plus box office fees and hst

Lullaby is made possible with the invaluable support of our Presenting Sponsor:






Week One
Nov 22nd - 7.30pm - Preview 
Nov 23rd - 7.30pm - OPENING
Nov 24th - 7.30pm
Nov 25th - 7.30pm
Nov 26th - 2pm
Week Two
Nov 28th - 10am - student matinee
               - 1pm - student matinee
Nov 29th - 10am - student matinee
Nov 30th - 7.30pm
Dec 1st - 7.30pm
Dec 2nd - 2pm
              - 7.30pm
Dec 3rd - 2pm
Week Three
Dec 5th - 10am - student matinee
Dec 6th - 10am - student matinee
              - 7.30pm - Special Commemorative Evening
Dec 7th - 7.30pm
Dec 8th - 7.30pm
Dec 9th - 2pm
             - 7.30pm
Dec 10th - 2pm

Some background

Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion is a dramatic, educational and emotive experience that explores little-told stories of the events of Dec 6, 2017.

It is a day that has become synonymous with tales of heroism, survival and of how a community fought against the disaster and the elements. It is a tale of how Canadians emerged from under terrible conditions to help each other.

It is exactly one hundred years after the two ships collided, causing a gigantic and devastating explosion. The story has been told many, many times from a variety of angles.

The play has three diverse characters meeting moments after the explosion and follows them as they comes to terms with, not only the situation they find themselves in, but who they are stranded with.

As the characters share their stories, experiences and history, we the audience experience the tribute to the diverse communities and cultures in Nova Scotia.

Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion is a theatrical event.

It’s a story of survival and growth, of destruction and hope. But, this story is not born of fiction: it happened. It’s historical fact.

This is an important celebration of the diversity and cultural fabric of the country. 

Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion will become the major theatrical commemoration of this event.


Touring NS & The HRM Performances

Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion is not just performing in HRM this Fall.

Eastern Front has partnered with the Neptune Theatre School to have the play performed in high schools across Nova Scotia for four weeks (Sept/Oct), performing FORTY times and reaching at least 12,000 students.

The play will then tour to 10 regional theatres over a two week period, playing at least one performance in each, prior to returning to Halifax for the final leg of the production.

Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion will then be presented from November 23rd to December 10th, 2017 at the Maritime Museum of The Atlantic. We are turning their main gallery into a 120-seater theatre for the three weeks.

A comprehensive Study Guide is being created. With such an outreach into the broader Nova Scotia community throughout the year and with the project being so visible in a renowned museum location, we are producing an engaging souvenir booklet.


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