July 31 – August 1

New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh

By Richie Wilcox | Produced by Heist Productions

“This is a tribute to the Cape Breton man I never was and never will be. This is a tribute to Cape Bretoners who have the songs of miners and fisherman embedded into their hearts and souls whether they have set foot in a mine, or cast a net, or not. This is a night of storytelling to pay respect to the Cape Breton of my childhood, with hope for the future. This is a tribute to the Cape Breton man I am and all the different types of Cape Breton man there can be. This is my Cape Breton … where I can be Rita MacNeil’s nephew for a week, I can be a superhero and conquer a junior high dance and I can belt the tunes of Allister MacGillivray, the Rankin Family and more songs we all know, all night long.”

– Richie Wilcox, Playwright

Show Times:
Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm

Running Time:
Approx. 2hrs with a 15-minute intermission

Why I chose this show:
Since arriving at the Ship, this is a show I heard about over and over again… For all those who haven’t had the opportunity to see New Waterford Boy, and all those who wish to see it again! Back by popular demand, we welcome Heist Productions.
Jack Paterson, Artistic Producer


Richie Wilcox
Aaron Collier
Lynn MacIntyre
Jordan Bruleigh
Sarah Richardson


Playwright: Richie Wilcox
Production Manager: Sylvia Bell



HEIST is a live art company committed to creating, producing and presenting innovative, genre-bending and queerly playful performances in Halifax and beyond. An important element to our organization is having a clear and strong commitment to diversity within culture, abilities and gender.

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1-800-565-SHOW (7469)


Ship's Company Theatre would like to thank
eOpen Solutions for their support.

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