This performance will be available to watch on-demand anytime between noon on September 17th and midnight on September 23rd. A custom link is included in your ticket so you can access the show during the available dates.
Named one of the top ten arts events of 2020 by the Globe and Mail. Often called the “battle that made Canada,” Vimy Ridge resulted in over 10,000 Canadian casualties. Through direct storytelling and live music, Brendan McLeod and his band, The Fugitives, examine misconceptions and varying perspectives around the battle. Featuring inventive musical interpretations of WWI soldier songs, Ridge is a visceral work that passionately argues against the exploitation of young lives.
“Riveting…The way history was meant to be told.” – Entertainment Vancouver
About the Artists
Brendan McLeod is an award-winning poet, novelist, and theatre creator. In 2015, his solo show “Brain” won Best Male Performance at the Victoria Fringe Festival. The Fugitives have been nominated for multiple Canadian and Western Canadian Music Awards, including Best Roots Group, Best Songwriter, and Best Vocal Group.
Written by Brendan McLeod
Lyrics by WW1 soldiers
Music and Arrangements by The Fugitives: Brendan McLeod, Adrian Glynn, Carly Frey, and Chris Suen
Music Director: Adrian Glynn
Directed for the screen by: Mike Southworth
Director of Photography: Byron Kopman